Slumdog Writer reunites with Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy reunite for Maximum City: Bombay Lost And Found

Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy will work reunite his Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle on Maximum City.


Boyle will return to Mumbai to make a big screen version of Suketu Mehta’s book Maximum City: Bombay Lost And Found, which explores Mumbai’s criminal underworld, the Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party, the city’s slums and the Bollywood industry.


“Maximum City is a non-fiction work, so it will be a huge challenge to find the story in it. It is a wonderful book and I used it in my initial research for Slumdog,” Beaufoy told reporters.


“There are some great characters in the book, but no stories, so my job will be to get the fictional out of a non-fictional story.”