Danny Boyle’s Thriller 127 Hours To Close The London Film Festival

August 13th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

August 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle’s upcoming thriller movie 127 Hours has been chosen to close the BFI London Film Festival on October 28, 2010.

The movie is based on a true story, which stars James Franco as a mountain climber called Aron Ralston. Once he gets trapped by a boulder for almost five days. This resulted in the amputation of his arm.

The festival’s closing night will see the director Boyle and the lead actor Franco walking the red carpet. The announcement about the entire festival programme will be made on September 8.

Last week, there was an announcement of Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan’s new movie Never Let Me Go opening the event on October 13.

In 2008, another movie of Boyle titled Slumdog Millionaire closed the festival. The Oscar winning screenwriter of this movie Simon Beaufoy and producer Christian Colson will be reuniting with 127 hours.

Boyle stated, “I am very excited to launch the movie and hoping that it gives proper climax to the festival”.

The festival’s artistic director Sandra Hebron said that it was for the first time they have chosen a movie for the closing night, which was directed by the same person, whose another film closed the festival just two years back.

The London Film Festival will be held from October 13 to 28, 2010.

–Sampurn Wire

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