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Lizzy Caplan Also Joins the Cast of Danny Boyle's 127 Hours

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March 15, 2010
Source: Collider

Lizzy Caplan

After making a name for herself in supporting yet memorable roles in films like Mean Girls and Cloverfield, actress Lizzy Caplan made an even bigger name for herself on hit TV shows like HBO's "True Blood" and Starz's "Party Down" (available on Netflix Instant). With an upcoming appearance in the hilarious-looking comedy Hot Tub Time Machine, she's making the press rounds and told Collider she will appear in Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, the story of a mountain climber in Utah who had to amputate his own arm when it got pinned beneath a boulder. She also reveals how she'll be featured in this singular-character-focused film.

Since the story focuses on James Franco as the trapped climber, we've assumed that flashbacks would allow other cast members like Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn to appear, but Caplan reveals a bit more:

"I play Franco's sister and most of the movie is James Franco stuck in a cave, but he has hallucinations, so there are other characters besides himself. And a boulder."

So there you have it. It sounds like his flashbacks are actually hallucinations (which makes sense for a guy stuck alone without any food or water for five days pinned under a boulder). A not entirely unexpected use of other cast members, but it should mix things up a bit since it's not all that generic of a story. There might still be flashbacks, but you would think the hallucinations serve the same purpose as flashbacks to develop Franco's previous relationships and such, although he will also apparently meet a few hikers at the start as well. Either way, it seems like these characters may actually get more screentime than the logline lets on.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments

1

".....And a boulder" lol. She looks like a total babe in that picture like daaaayyymn. As for this, anything with Danny Boyle attached to it Im in.

Cody w on Mar 15, 2010

2

Glad to see her on the silverscreen again, its been awhile since Cloverfield and exploding scene. 127 Hours is starting to pick up steam.

Xerxex on Mar 15, 2010

3

Lizzy Caplan was in True Blood??

David Banner on Mar 15, 2010

4

She was also very naked in True Blood

Rick on Mar 15, 2010

5

I remember seeing her in Mean Girls, True Blood, and being blown to pieces in Cloverfield. She's a pretty good actress.

anonymous on Mar 15, 2010

6

She's so hot in True Blood.

Shuriken on Mar 16, 2010

7

She's totally looney out of her mind in True Blood, but she is fucking gorgeous. /jealous

SuicidalOptimist on Mar 16, 2010

8

sounds like it has a lot of potential. one thing im sure of is that whatever way boyle deals with the flashbacks/hallunications it will be done right. one just has to think of his great work on slumdog millionaire and how masterfully he brought the story together though his use of flashbacks. if there were only 127 hours left to the relase of this film i would be happy, cant wait!

geneguru on Mar 16, 2010

9

she is great

pau on Mar 24, 2010

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