After the success of Slumdog Millionaire, director Danny Boyle once again teamed up with Fox Searchlight Pictures, producer Christian Colson, writer Simon Beaufoy & Rahman for 127 Hours an action drama starring James Franco.
The film is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (played by James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident; wondering if they will be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet.
Fox Star Studios India CEO Vijay Singh comments, “We are delighted with the response and buzz that 127 Hours is garnering across the world. It is a very special film and the awards are a testimony to its brilliance. AR Rahman being nominated once again for his brilliant music score in the film makes it very special for every Indian. We are looking forward to the January release and believe that the Indian audiences will appreciate this outstanding film, just like they did Slumdog Millionaire.”
Rahman said, “I am very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press, for recognizing our film. To collaborate with Danny Boyle is a joy in itself, and to receive recognition for the score makes it all the more joyous. This is a blessing beyond words.”
Boyle said, “We’re absolutely delighted to be included in the nominations for the Golden Globes especially as HFPA were so generous to us on Slumdog 2 years ago. I’m particularly pleased for James as it’s such a brave and exhilarating performance, and for Aron Ralston who took such a leap of faith in letting us tell his story in such an uncompromising way.”
127 Hours is slated for release in India in January 2011.