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Check out the trailer for Gia Coppola's film Palo Alto based on the James Franco book, starring James Franco

Aug. 30, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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Jack of all trades (and master of none. Yeah, I said it) James Franco wrote a collection of interconnected short stories called PALO ALTO that has now been adapted for the big screen. The film version is written and directed by Gia Coppola (yes, another Coppola) and stars James Franco, Val Kilmer, and Emma Roberts. We now have our first look at the trailer for the movie and it, surprisingly, looks pretty good.

I say surprising because I read PALO ALTO and was not impressed in the least. Franco certainly has an ear for dialogue but his narrative writing reads like something from a high school creative writing class. Seeing the stories of sex, betrayal, and all around high school life I am reminded greatly of THE VIRGIN SUICIDES. Coppola is niece to Sofia Coppola and grand-daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, so the talent must be genetic. I hope the source material has been punched up from the Franco originals and this trailer gives me hope.

PALO ALTO premieres at the Telluride Film Festival today and will likely get a full release date later this year.

Source: Vulture

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12:11AM on 09/02/2013

Cool

James Franco with Val Kilmer? Cool, I'm in.
James Franco with Val Kilmer? Cool, I'm in.
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5:37AM on 08/31/2013
Dude loose the beard, until you can grow a full one maybe you should stick to a soul patch. LOL
Dude loose the beard, until you can grow a full one maybe you should stick to a soul patch. LOL
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5:37AM on 08/31/2013
Dude loose the beard, until you can grow a full one maybe you should stick to a soul patch. LOL
Dude loose the beard, until you can grow a full one maybe you should stick to a soul patch. LOL
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5:41PM on 08/30/2013
Looks really good. Definitely keeping an eye out for this one.

Does anybody know the song in the trailer?
Looks really good. Definitely keeping an eye out for this one.

Does anybody know the song in the trailer?
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1:37PM on 08/30/2013
That actually looks...good. Real good.
That actually looks...good. Real good.
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12:56PM on 08/30/2013
Well, nobody can accuse Franco of being lazy. Guy's tried his hand at acting, writing, directing, making art and music...
Well, nobody can accuse Franco of being lazy. Guy's tried his hand at acting, writing, directing, making art and music...
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5:25PM on 08/30/2013
And teaching.
And teaching.
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