Danny Boyle's next project...

Boyle finds the Slumdog Millionaire

After reaching for the stars (well, one of them) with the sci-fi flavoured Sunshine, Danny Boyle is coming right back down to Earth to direct as new take on one of his favourite subjects - kids dealing with sudden wealth.

In this case, it’s not two British sprogs finding a haul of stolen cash but an illiterate street kid from Mumbai who ends up winning the top prize on the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Writer Simon Beaufoy - who brought the world the delightful sight of Mark Addy sans trousers in The Full Monty - has penned the script, which Celador will produce and Pathe is busy trying to nab the rights to distribute.

Dev Patel is the newcomer who will report to location shooting on November 5 in Mumbai.