At the Hot Tub Time Machine junket this past weekend, I spoke with Lizzy Caplan who plays John Cusack’s love interest in the film. Caplan revealed that not only was she cast to play Aron Ralston’s sister in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, but that her character appears as a hallucination. Before I get ahead of myself and for those who don’t know, 127 Hours is based on the true story of climber Aron Ralston (who will be played by James Franco), who got trapped under a boulder while climbing and had to amputate his own arm in order to survive.
What’s interesting about Caplan’s revelation about being a hallucination is that other characters, like two hikers he meets before his ordeal (played by Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara), could later reappear in the film as hallucinations brought on by having to slowly amputate your own arm.
Hit the jump for the full transcript of what Caplan had to say regarding her role in 127 Hours, which is scheduled to begin filming next month. Also, be on the lookout for the full interview with Caplan next week along with all the others I did for Hot Tub Time Machine.
Here’s the transcript regarding what Caplan had to say regarding 127 Hours:
So what’s next for you?
LIZZY CAPLAN: I’m doing a movie called “127 Hours.”
Is it real time?
CAPLAN [joking]: It flies by.
That’s Danny Boyle’s film?
What role do you play in that?
CAPLAN: I play Franco’s sister and most of the movie is James Franco stuck in a cave, but he has hallucinations, so there are other characters besides himself. And a boulder.