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WATCH: Dreamy New Trailer for Gia Coppola's 'Palo Alto,' Starring James Franco and Emma Roberts

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | Thompson on Hollywood April 1, 2014 at 4:13PM

A new trailer has landed for first-time filmmaker Gia Coppola's darkly wistful new teen drama "Palo Alto," based on James Franco's book of short stories.
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Palo Alto

A new trailer has landed for first-time filmmaker Gia Coppola's darkly wistful new teen drama "Palo Alto," based on James Franco's book of short stories of the same name.

A dark high school drama in "Kids" mode centered on a group of teens with a penchant for trouble, this ensemble indie centers on shy April (Emma Roberts), the class virgin who's also a frequent babysitter for her soccer coach (James Franco), with whom she's negotiating an affair. Jack Kilmer, son of Val, plays an introspective artist secretly carrying a torch for April. Nat Wolff and Zoe Levin costar.

Gia Coppola's angsty suburban nightmare, with notes of Bret Easton Ellis and even aunt Sofia, premiered at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival to acclaim. Tribeca Film will release the film stateside in select theaters on May 9th. It is also headed to the San Francisco International Film Festival in April.

This article is related to: San Francisco International Film Festival, Trailers, Trailers, Video, Palo Alto, Gia Coppola, Emma Roberts, James Franco


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