Movie about Aron Ralston finishes filming in Utah |

Movie about Aron Ralston finishes filming in Utah

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado
Post Independent fileA film about former Aspen mountaineer Aron Ralston has finished filming in Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Fox Searchlight production of “127 Hours” has finished filming in Utah.

Directed by Danny Boyle and starring James Franco, the film tells the true story of Aron Ralston, the then-Aspen mountaineer known for amputating his right arm with a dull blade in 2003 after it was pinned by a half-ton boulder at the bottom of a canyon outside of Moab, Utah.

The production was shot throughout the state and resulted in the creation of 150 jobs and $14 million in spending over a 50-day period.

Fox Searchlight plans to release the film later this year.

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