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Amber Tamblyn cast in Danny Boyle’s 127 HOURS

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 8th, 2010

One film that has been on my radar since its inception is Danny Boyle’s follow up to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, the Aron Ralston biopic, 127 HOURS.

Set to star James Franco, the film follows Ralston, who, after going on a hike becomes trapped under a boulder and is forced to amputate his own arm, and then continue to hike miles back to safety. According to DHD, it looks like the cast is beginning to fill out, in hopes of hitting Boyle’s March start date.

According to the report, Amber Tamblyn (THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS) will play the mountaineer’s girlfriend, with their relationship reportedly played out in some sort of flashback sequences. 

The film is going to be mainly a one man show, as not only is the story distinctly singular, but the film will kick off with an hour of dialogue free set up.  This casting is a distinct step up from the potential casting of Katie Featherstone, the lead actress from PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, who had tweeted about reading for the role, just a few weeks back

Personally, this is one film I can’t wait to check out.  The story is inherently interesting, the idea of the first half of the film being dialogue free is intriguing, and while I wasn’t the biggest fan of SLUMDOG, there is no doubting the talent that Boyle has. It will be interesting to see how he goes from more light and broad fair, that was MILLIONAIRE, and delves back into the world of darker drama, more a kin to SUNSHINE.

Sources: DHD (via The Playlist)

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