Danny Boyle epic to close London Film Festival

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Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 award-winning British drama film directed by Danny Boyle. An adaptation of the novel "Q & A" by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup, the movie's plot revolves around a young man named Jamal Malik. Upon appearing on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", Jamal surprises everyone including the show host by continually getting questions right. This leads to him being hauled away for interrogation. Looking back on his childhood in the Juhu slums of Mumbai, Jamal must recall the experiences that gave him the answers to each question.
August 13th, 2010

Danny Boyle's '127 Hours' is to close this year's London Film Festival.

The true story features the story of Aron Ralston - played by James Franco - a climber whose arm becomes trapped under a boulder for five days.

Boyle said: "I am honoured and delighted that '127 Hours' has been selected to close the BFI London Film Festival. The LFF played a vital role in the journey of 'Slumdog Millionaire' in 2008 and it's great to be bringing new work here and renewing a happy partnership.

"I can't wait to unveil the film and I hope it provides a worthy climax to what will hopefully be two weeks of great movies for our city."

'127 Hours' reunites Boyle with 'Slumdog Millionaire' writer Simon Beaufoy and producer Christian Colson.

Both Boyle and Franco are expected to attend the red carpet for the event.

This year's London Film Festival runs from October 13 to 28.

'127 Hours' is set to be released in the UK on January 2011.