After my initial worry that Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours would somehow skip the festival circuit despite a potential awards run, it looks like my fears were unfounded. Screen Daily [via The Playlist] confirms an earlier rumor that 127 Hours, which stars James Franco as real-life moutaineer Aron Ralston, will make its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 9 – 19th. The film will also play at the closing gala of the London Film Festival on October 28th. Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire was the closing night film at LFF two years ago.
Hit the jump for the official synopsis of 127 Hours, which opens domestically on November 5th.
Here’s the official synopsis for 127 Hours:
127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (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. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral, thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.