The film was directed by Gia Coppola, the daughter of the late Giancarlo Coppola, who was the brother of Sofia Coppola, and it very much seems that Gia is mining the same kind of stylish disaffectedness that her Aunt Sofia loves to explore in her work as well.
Watch: James Franco Seduces Emma Roberts in Stylish ‘Palo Alto’ Trailer
Watch: James Franco Seduces Emma Roberts in Stylish 'Palo Alto' Trailer
Having just screened earlier today at the Telluride Film Festival, an official trailer for “Palo Alto” has now made its way online. Based on a short story by James Franco that was featured in his published collection of stories entitled “Palo Alto Stories” (of which he is continuing to try and raise money to make more film adaptations of), the film features Franco himself as a soccer coach who takes a liking to one of the girls on his team, played by Emma Roberts. Also included in the trailer are a plethora of other young kids who are seen rebelling and causing a ruckus in and around the central California town.