First Look: James Franco in Danny Boyle's Newest '127 Hours'
Earlier today, Fox Searchlight finally debuted (in EW) the first photo (or two) of James Franco as climber Aron Ralston in Danny Boyle's newest film 127 Hours. We've been talking about this film a lot over the last year as it's not only Boyle's follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire, but it's another one of those one-man-show kind of tense thrillers. Ralston (Franco) was the climber who had to cut off the lower part of his right arm by himself with a dull knife in order to free himself from being pinned by a boulder in a Utah canyon. The title refers to the amount of time he was stuck. Boyle still calls it "an action movie where the hero can't move."
Fox Searchlight recently scheduled 127 Hours for limited release starting on November 5th later this year.
I'm already getting a bit tense just thinking about the kind of pain and experiences we're going to see Franco go through. "This movie is going to be obsessive, and it will be for obsessives," Boyle stated. "You will want him to cut off his arm by the end." In addition to Franco, the cast includes Lizzy Caplan, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn and Clémence Poésy as his girlfriend. It also had two cinematographers, Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak, who will follow Ralston through first-person POV dialogue in some scenes. This is one of my most highly anticipated films left to see this year and I can't wait to see it an upcoming festival. You too?