Amber Tamblyn is set to play the love interest of James Franco’s Aron Ralston character in “127 Hours” for Fox Searchlight reports Deadline Hollywood.
Based on a true story, Ralston is a mountaineer who spent five days with his right forearm pinned under a boulder during a climb in May 2003 and had to use a dull knife to amputate the limb before scaling a wall and seeking rescue.
Tamblyn will appear as his girlfriend in flashbacks that inspire him to keep going. Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”) directs from a script by Simon Beaufoy. Filming kicking off next month in Utah.