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Film about climber to be released soon

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Since receiving a call from the family of Aron Ralston, a hiker who cut off his own arm to free himself from a boulder in Utah in May 2003, Indianapolis attorney Ronald E. Elberger has represented Ralston on a book deal, media appearances, and most recently the deal for a movie about his struggle.

That movie, “127 Hours,” based on the book “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” is scheduled to premiere Nov. 5, according to a release. The movie premieres will take place in Toronto and London. The book was published in September 2004. Elberger’s firm, Bose McKinney & Evans, announced the film and book re-issue deal Nov. 11, 2009.

The film involved “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle and writer Simon Beaufoy. Another “Slumdog Millionaire” alum, producer Christian Colson, produced the film with John Smithson, the producer of “Vertical Limit,” another survival story involving mountain climbers.

Ralston has appeared on talk shows and is a motivational speaker where he discusses his ordeal. After his arm was pinned against a canyon wall by a boulder, he amputated it with a pocketknife before descending a 65-foot rock wall and walking 6 miles before he was rescued. His family led the search team when he didn’t check in with them after a longer than usual time had passed.
 

Rehearing "Attorney nets movie deal for climber" Nov. 25-Dec. 8, 2009

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  1. Your article is a good intro the recent amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. For a much longer - though not necessarily better -- summary, counsel might want to read THE CHIEF UMPIRE IS CHANGING THE STRIKE ZONE, which I co-authored and which was just published in the January issue of THE VERDICT (the monthly publication of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association).

  2. Thank you, John Smith, for pointing out a needed correction. The article has been revised.

  3. The "National institute for Justice" is an agency for the Dept of Justice. That is not the law firm you are talking about in this article. The "institute for justice" is a public interest law firm. http://ij.org/ thanks for interesting article however

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