First trailer for Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours”

It’s always exciting to keep tabs on an Oscar-winning director’s follow-up film. For “Slumdog Millionaire” helmer Danny Boyle, that film is “127 Hours,” based on the true story of Aron Ralston, who got his arm stuck under a boulder while out hiking the Moab in Utah and … well the title says the rest.

The film stars James Franco as Ralston and co-stars Kate Mara (“Transsiberian”) and Lizzy Caplan (“Party Down,” “Tru Blood”) and the script was co-written by Boyle and “Slumdog” winner Simon Beaufoy.

The trailer’s only negative aspect is that it flaunts Boyle’s previous work. Certainly it’s all good, but you don’t have to wave it in our faces and take footage from those previous films. The good, however, is overwhelming, because you expect it to have a very foreboding tone. Instead, Franco and friends have a great time for a number of seconds before we’re left with him getting trapped.

“127 Hours” will premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival and also make an appearance at the London Film Festival in October before getting a limited release in the US on November 5.

View the trailer at Apple here


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