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Countdown to '127 Hours'

October 15, 2010 |  5:34 pm

127 HOURS one-sheet Danny Boyle's first film since "Slumdog Millionaire" swept the Oscars two years ago is "127 Hours." The film is based on the true story of hiker Aron Ralston who was forced to cut off his arm when it became pinned by a rock. The picture screened at the Telluride and Toronto film fests to very positive reaction and star James Franco is a strong contender for lead actor.

Along with the main website for the film, which features extensive background video along with photos and fact sheets, there is an offshoot -- 127DefiningMoments -- which is collecting inspirational stories as part of a contest.

The trailer below captures the intensity of "127 Hours," which opens in select cities on Nov. 5.

Photo: "127 Hours" poster. Photo credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures.

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