James Franco's book has been made into a movie, courtesy of Francis Ford Coppola's granddaughter Gia Coppola. Marking Gia's feature debut as a writer and director, "Palo Alto" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 29 -- and Vulture has released a sneak-peek trailer, featuring stars Franco and Emma Roberts.
"In every town," the trailer reads, "there are girls looking for love, boys looking for trouble, men looking for both." The movie concerns a series of intersecting micro-threads, with Franco playing a high school soccer coach who falls for one of his players (Roberts) and Nat Wolff and Jack Kilmer, whose father Val is also in the movie, co-starring as a couple of troubled kids.
The movie could be disjointed, especially considering it's based on a series of short stories, but visually it looks amazing -- and the music is by super-producer Dev Hynes (who produced Solange Knowles's brilliant "Losing You") and Gia's cousin Robert Schwartzman, which is pretty rad.
The cast also includes Claudia Levy, Chris Messina, Talia Shire, Don Novello, and Zoe Levin. Hopefully "Palo Alto" will play elsewhere very, very soon. It could be the ultimate cap to Franco's impressively good year.