Known for heroic or macho roles in movies like 'Annapolis,' 'James Dean,' 'Flyboys' and the 'Spider-Man' trilogy, plus his comedic stoner turn in 'Pineapple Express,'James Franco is taking on a slightly different character for his next film.

According to Variety, in director Danny Boyle's forthcoming '127 Hours' the 31-year-old actor will portray real-life mountaineer Aron Ralston, whose lower right forearm became trapped under an 800-pound boulder during a climb in Utah in 2003.
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