Franco to Star in Boyle’s 127 Hours

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James Franco (“Spider-Man” films) will star in Fox Searchlight Pictures’ 127 Hours, to be directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire).

The film tells the story of mountaineer Aron Ralston, whose right forearm got pinned for nearly five days under a boulder during a climb in Utah in May 2003. He used a dull knife to amputate the limb, then scaled a 65-foot sheer wall and hiked out before running into a family that gave him water and food.

Filming is set to begin early March in Utah.