Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire is to close this year's London Film Festival.

It will be the European premiere of the film, which had its world premiere at Telluride, and is also due to be screened at the Toronto Film Festival.

Based on the novel Q and A by Vikas Swarup, and adapted for the screen by Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty), the film is about an 18-year-old orphan from Mumbai who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

It stars Dev Patel (Skins) alongside an all Indian cast including Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Madhur Mittal and Freida Pinto.

The film, funded by Film 4, was produced by Christian Colson, with Tessa Ross and Paul Smith as Executive Producers. It is set to be released in the UK early 2009 by Pathe Distribution. International sales are being handled by Pathe International.

'We are delighted to be closing our Festival with this latest film from one of the UK 's most talented and versatile directors', said the festival's Artistic Director Sandra Hebron.

Slumdog Millionaire's director Danny Boyle will also be attending the LFF to give an interview about his career as part of the Tiscali Screen Talks series.