Rate-a-Trailer: James Franco in 127 Hours

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Hey, film fans: Get ready to mark your calendars for November 5th. That’s when Slumdog Millionaire/28 Days Later/Trainspotting director Danny Boyle debuts the next installment in his genre-hopping oeuvre with a brand new thriller — starring James Franco. We’re not going to even attempt to understand how Franco has the time to star in just about every new movie out there while juggling grad school, art and writing careers, and stints on General Hospital. We’re just going to keep feeling grateful.

In 127 Hours, Franco plays real-life daredevil mountain climber Aron Ralston, who meets up with Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn and then… well, we won’t spoil it for you, but if you read the news back in 2003, you already have a good idea of what happens. This first trailer, despite its tedious opening paean to Boyle, certainly has us at the edge of our desk chair. How about you?