James Franco is well known as an actor, and in recent years he’s got a growing reputation as a director. However fewer people realise he’s also a published author. Now his 2010 book Palo Alto: Stories is getting a movie adaptation.
Franco’s book is a series tales loosely based on his own childhood, as well as suggestions people sent to him. That episodic narrative remains in the film, with the film tied together by Franco and Emma Roberts as a soccer coach and student embarking of a forbidden relationship.
It’s a bit of a Hollywood in-fest as along with Franco and Emma (nieve of Julia Roberts), it’s the film debut of Jack Kilmer (son of Val Kilmer, who also stars) and of writer/director Gia Coppola (who’s the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola).
The film’s due out in the US in August. [Read more…]