Thursday, October 28, 2010

127 Hours Preview/Synopsis

127 Hours November 5

Directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle ( Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting ) Starring James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Treat Williams, Kate Burton. Written by Boyle and Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy ( Slumdog ) Cinematography by Oscar winner Anthony Dod Mantle ( Slumdog, The Last King Of Scotland ) Edited by Jon Harris ( Snatch ) Original music by Oscar winner A.R. Rahman ( Slumdog, Elizabeth: The Golden Age )

Hiker Aron Ralston (James Franco) is trapped in an isolated canyon after a fallen boulder crushes his arm while he is hiking in Utah. Over the next five days, Ralston examines his life and survives the elements before amputating his own arm to free himself from the boulder. Ralston then scales a 65 foot wall and hikes over eight miles before he is finally rescued.

Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images.

Oscar chances ? It's tested well in pre-screenings and also at the Toronto Film Festival. Reality is it could possible earn 8 nominations including picture, actor, director and adapted screenplay to name a few.

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