Danny Boyle spoke very animated and enthusiasticly of how he was asked to read the script, he only read it because he liked the screen writer's past work, Simon Beaufoy who wrote The Full Monty. Within minutes he loved the story. Danny then had to figure out how to make a film about Jamal Malik, Dev Patel , a game show contestant and his life in the slums of Bombay, not an easy task with unknown actors and a portion of the film in Hindi and subtitled. Danny said things fell into place, with a 13 Million dollar budget, he has created this heart warming story.
You must see this film, the best I've seen in a long time!
Here's an interview with Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle @ the Q&A
After the Q&A
Loren, Danny, & Me
Eddie & Danny