James Franco Gets Real, Cuts Good Chunk Of Own Arm Off

127 Hours is guaranteed to make you squirm, and not just because it’s directed by  Slumdog Millionnaire‘s Danny Boyle. The film stars James Franco in the role of Aron Ralston, a real-life mountaineer who chose to amputate part of his own arm rather than die trapped against a canyon wall by a massive boulder. Here are a couple of snaps to whet your cavernous appetite.

127 Hours is due for release in November. Maybe this will appear at the London Film Fest too…?

“Ta very much” to the folks at Entertainment Weekly.