127 Hours Teaser Trailer: Between James Franco and a Hard Place


Here's our first official look at 127 Hours, Danny Boyle's fact-based, James Franco—starring thriller about Aron Ralston, the mountain-climber who chopped off his own arm with a dull knife in 2003 after getting the damn thing stuck under rock. Instead of dwelling on the amputation-y stuff, though, this teaser seeks to remind us that Boyle has also made delightful, Oscar-quality movies like Slumdog Millionaire (with clips of delightful, Oscar-quality slumdogs), and that Franco is a total heartthrob (with scenes of him playing handsome mountain guide to a smitten Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara). Noted. Presumably most of the film will still involve him drinking urine and sawing away at his forearm, though, so don't get comfortable.