Adapted by Simon Beaufoy from the novel Q and A by Vikas Swarup, it deservedly received a lot of buzz and acclaim at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals and is widely considered a frontrunner for BAFTA and Oscar consideration.
I spoke with Danny in London recently about the film and we discussed: the story, filming in Mumbai, using digital cameras, the Indian actors he worked with and the interesting backstory of how the film got financed and released.
Listen to the interview here:[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Danny_Boyle_on_Slumdog_Millionaire.mp3]
You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here
Slumdog Millionaire is out at UK cinemas from Friday 9th January
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