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Slumdog kids to star with Anthony Hopkins

entertainment Updated: Sep 08, 2009 09:20 IST

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Rubina Ali and Azhar Ismail, the two child stars of

Slumdog Millionaire

are heading back to Hollywood, and this time none other than Sir Anthony Hopkins will be their co-star.

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The children who were plucked from poverty and shot to international fame with the multiple Oscar winning film have been signed up to star in a new film Lord Owen's Lady, reported Sun online.

Rubina Ali, 9, and Azhar Ismail, 10, will star alongside the Hannibal actor in the film about a Welsh nobleman who falls in love with an Indian girl.

Producers on the film, which will be shot in Wales and India, are in talks with Hopkins to play Lord Owen's father.

The news comes just days after Ismail's father died of tuberculosis in India.

Executive producer Martin Pennell has offered his condolences to the youngster and hopes the tragedy won't hinder his blossoming Hollywood career.

"It is very sad, but it was his dad's desire for him to play a part in the film," he said.