Kate Mara Joins Danny Boyle's "127 Hours"

2/18/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Kate Mara is in negotiations to join Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" at Fox Searchlight Pictures.

According to The Hollywood Reporter: Kate Mara actress is negotiating to strap on a backpack for Danny Boyle's survival drama "127 Hours" opposite James Franco and Amber Tamblyn. She also has booked more time as Eric's assistant Brittany in upcoming episodes of HBO's "Entourage."

Fox Searchlight's “127 Hours” tells the true story Aron Ralston (James Franco), a mountaineer who spent five days with his right forearm pinned under a boulder during a climb in Utah in May 2003 and had to use a dull knife to amputate the limb before scaling a wall and seeking rescue.

Mara will play a hiker he meets before the accident. She most recently appeared in the dramedy "HappyThankYouMorePlease," which won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award after premiering at Sundance last month. The project is working toward a domestic distribution deal.

She next appears in the May release "Iron Man 2," playing a federal investigator, and recently finished shooting the feature "Ironclad," with Paul Giamatti and James Purefoy.

With the addition of Mara, this project is shaping up nicely, and it will be great to see Boyle take on another project since winning the Academy Award for Best Director for “Slumdog Millionaire.” It will also be good to see her back on “Entourage” again, because she and Kevin Connolly had great chemistry on the episodes she was in last season.

Look for “127 Hours” to begin production later this year.

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