This is the second trailer for James Franco and Emma Roberts' dark high school coming-of-age drama Palo Alto. It was written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola's granddaughter, Gia Coppola. The movie is based on a collection of short stories written by Franco. Here's the synopsis:
Shy, sensitive April (Roberts) is the class virgin -a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B., and Teddy performs community service for a DUI – secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection – Fred seduces Emily (Zoe Levin), a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high-school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred’s escalating recklessness spirals into chaos.
The movie also stars Val Kilmer and is set to be released in select theaters on May 9th. The movie got some positive buzz after it premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, so it might worth be checking out.
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