Thursday, January 7, 2010

James Franco Leads Danny Boyle's '127 Hours'

James Franco has been cast as the lead in Danny Boyle's '127 Hours', Franco will play mountaineer Aron Ralston.

In 2003 during a climb in Utah, Ralston got his right forearm pinned for nearly five days under a boulder and was forced to use a a dull knife to amputate the limb. He then scaled a 65-foot sheer wall and hiked out before running into a family who gave him food and water.

Filming begins early March in Utah.