Danny Boyle’s latest film 127 Hours is just one of the many features making a splash at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. It had its world premiere at Telluride, which was followed by its debut at TIFF, an event that earned the cast and crew a standing ovation. In honor of Boyle’s latest success check out this clip that features James Franco, Kate Mara, and Amber Tamblyn enjoying themselves before everything takes a turn for the worse….
127 Hours is a biopic based on Aron Ralston’s 2003 struggle to survive in the cold mountains of Utah when his arm got pinned beneath a boulder. After 5 days he amputated the limb using a dull knife, and proceeded to climb a 65-foot sheer wall to reach his freedom. He eventually encountered a family who gave him food and water, and notified the authorities.
After the film was screened in Toronto Boyle, Franco, and Ralston took to the the stage where Ralston revealed that he originally wanted the movie to be a documentary but he’s happy that they convinced him otherwise.
“I have to say thank you to everyone who’s standing next to me on the stage,” said Ralston. As a documentary it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as powerful as what that was. Thank you for convincing me otherwise.”
127 Hours debuts in theaters nationwide on November 5th.
What do you think of the first clip from 127 Hours? Are you interested in seeing the film?