Warner Independent Pictures and Pathe in advanced negotiations to take domestic and international rights, respectively to Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, according to Variety.

Based on true events, the script by Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty) concerns an illiterate street kid from Mumbai who wins the jackpot on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

British newcomer Dev Patel, who appeared in the television series Skins, has been cast in the lead role.

The film will shoot in Mumbai beginning November 5th.