SEARCH
Hathaway dreams the dream in Les Mis...
GOSSIP
Sierra Boggess joins cast of Les Mis...

Fellowes & Warchus on board for Slumdog Millionaire musical?

By • West End
Julian Fellowes may not seem the most obvious choice to pen a musical set in the Indian slums, but the Downton Abbey scribe has apparently been signed up to pen the book for a forthcoming stage adaption of Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.

According to the Daily Mail, Whatsonstage.com Award-winning Matilda director Matthew Warchus has been asked to direct the show, with deals currently "being discussed".

The 2008 film centres on a boy who wins his freedom from a life of poverty by appearing on the Indian version of TV quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. Starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, it was adapted by Simon Beaufoy from Vikas Swarup's novel Q&A.

Fellowes, whose other credits include Gosford Park and The Young Victoria, is also currently working on a musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.


comments powered by Disqus

By providing information about entertainment and cultural events on this site, WhatsOnStage.com shall not be deemed to endorse,
recommend, approve and/or guarantee such events, or any facts, views, advice and/or information contained therein.

©1999-2014 WhatsOnStage.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use & Privacy Policy