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Trailer Watch: James Franco and Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto

Vulture has the trailer for Gia Coppola’s adaptation of James Franco’s short story collection, Palo Alto (This is a separate project from his recent Indiegogo crowdfunding thing.) It’s young, white teens/coming-of-age stuff — rather well-worn territory — but visually it’s pretty remarkable.

One of the story threads involves Franco as a creeper soccer coach with designs on Emma Roberts. The cast is rounded out by Jack Kilmer (Val’s kid), Val Kilmer (in a cameo) and Nat Wolff as a couple of trouble-making boys.

The film opened at Telluride last night; no theatrical distribution has been set, but with the Coppola family name behind it and images this pretty, it’s pretty much guaranteed to get snapped up by an indie distributor sooner or later.


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