Danny BoyleOscar winner Danny Boyle has been tapped to direct the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, CNN has confirmed.

"It's a wonderful opportunity, a very intimidating opportunity, and that's a challenge, as it should be, because all those athletes are going to be challenging themselves," Boyle said. "That's the whole point of the Olympic Games."

According to the report, Boyle will develop the theme and the structure of the ceremony.
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