Danny Boyle film based on a true story

Fox Searchlight has pacted with Warner Bros. to share distribution of Danny Boyle’s next feature, “Slumdog Millionaire.” 

The project had originally been slated for distribution by Warner Independent Pictures, which went belly-up earlier this summer. Under the yet-to-be-announced deal, Warners proper and Searchlight will buy in at a 50% stake.

The film, based on a true story about an impoverished Indian youth who improbably strikes it rich with an appearance on the Subcontinental version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” is slated for screening at the upcoming Toronto fest and has been invited for a look-see at Telluride as well.

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