The Times BFI London Film Festival will close its 52ndedition with the European premiere of London-based director Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire.
The closing night gala film, which Boyle shot in India, is about an 18-year-old orphan in Mumbai who is suspected of cheating on a game show. The cast features Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Madhur Mittal and Freida Pinto.
Simon Beaufoy adapted the screenplay from Vikas Swarup's novel Q and A.
Celador's Christian Colson produced with Tessa Ross and Paul Smith as executive producers. Film4 backed the project and Pathe is handling UK distribution and international sales.
Slumdog Millionaire will have its world premiere here in Toronto later this week.
Danny Boyle will also participate in one of LFF's Tiscali Screen Talks.
Sandra Hebron, LFF artistic director, said: 'We're thrilled to be closing our Festival with this latest film from one of the UK's most talented and versatile directors. Pulling together a wealth of talent from two continents to tell this moving and truly contemporary tale, Slumdog Millionaire will bring this year's Festival to a vibrant and cheering close.'
Boyle added: 'I am delighted that the film will receive its European premiere at the London Film Festival. I hope that Londoners will respond to this story about another great megatropolis - Mumbai, the Maximum City.'
The full LFF line-up will be announced Sept 10; the festival runs Oct 15-30.