Screenwriter Hopeful for Slumdog Millionaire Musical

January 13, 2009 By:
Screenwriter Hopeful for Slumdog Millionaire Musical

Underdog no more. Slumdog Millionaire cleaned house at the 66th Annual Golden Globe awards on Sunday taking home four awards including Best Motion Picture-Drama, Best Director for Danny Boyle, and Best Screenplay for Simon Beaufoy. caught up with Beaufoy at the 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday where he talked to us one-on-one about a possible Slumdog musical, the success of the movie, and how he feels about all the buzz the movie is getting.

Beaufoy on the success of Slumdog Millionaire:

"We had no idea it was gonna burst out in America like it has, it’s just this tiny little film with subtitles and no stars and not much of a budget. Who could have predicted it?"

Beaufoy on what inspired him to make the movie:

"I guess it was something amazing about visiting Mumbai and seeing the city on steroids. It kind of reminded my of Charles Dickens' Victorian London and I thought we’ve got to make a film about this incredible place."

The movie is getting a lot of Oscar buzz, are you ready for it?:

"Who knows, it would be lovely to get that. There’s some great films!"

About a possible Broadway musical::

"I would love to do a musical with all that lovely Bollywood song and dance. Ya, lets get that musical going. I would love Broadway."

Who would you want to be in the musical?

"I would love to get the original cast. It’s all no stars that’s what’s lovely about the film. Its people that have never acted before, people out of the slums on screen, and I think we should keep that flavor."