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James Franco Signs On (And Saws Off His Arm) For Danny Boyle's Film 127 Hours 2010-01-07 05:45:30

James Franco Giving His Right Arm For Danny Boyle

The latest news coming out of the casting rumor mill is that James Franco has signed on for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. Based on a true story, the film follows Aron Ralston, a mountaineer who got pinned under a rock for days during an excursion in Utah. In order to survive, Ralston cut off his own arm (that scene's going to be hard to stomach, but hopefully Franco's good looks will at least help a little).

With the Slumdog Millionaire director behind the camera, I think this could be just the sort of weightier role that Franco needs (it should at least help me forget about his bizarro arch on General Hospital). I was impressed with him in Milk, and this should be an even more challenging opportunity to show off his skills.

Are you excited to see James Franco in such a heavy part? If he's by himself for 127 hours like the title suggests, he's bound to get a ton of screen time!

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xlightningboltx xlightningboltx 7 years
No, no, no. Boyle said that the actor who will play the mountaineer will be on the screen for more or less the whole movie. No way can I stand Franco, in what is meant to be a serious biopic, for that long. Is no-one else around? Ewan McGregor, Ed Norton? :(
cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
Such a great actor and can't wait to see him work with Danny Boyle. Also, playing a serial killer named Franco on GH is the funniest thing ever, I've seen snippets of it and it makes me love him more that he's doing the show! haha
Sunflower-Sutra Sunflower-Sutra 7 years
I had heard awhile back that he was supposed to play Allen Ginsberg. Does anyone know anything about that movie?
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years
He is so cute!
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