When it was announced that Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours would hit theaters on November 5th, I remarked that it was a bit odd for a movie with awards potential to skip the festival circuit. But today, THR reports that the director’s follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire might make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 9 – 19th. Possible awards-contenders already announced for the festival include Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, and Ben Affleck’s The Town.
For those unfamiliar with 127 Hours, the film stars James Franco as Aaron Ralston, the real-life mountain climber who had to cut off his own arm when it became trapped under a boulder. The film has two cinematographers and reportedly very little dialogue. It sounds awesome.