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In this trailer for “Yosemite,” three young boys go on a hunt for mountain lions against the warnings of Phil (James Franco), who reminds them how dangerous the titular national park can be. The trailer features beautiful shots of the Yosemite landscape and the strained dynamic between Phil and his sons.
“Yosemite” is directed by Gabrielle Demeestere, who was classmates with Franco at New York University. Demeestere wrote the screenplay from Franco’s short story collection, “A California Childhood.” The brief synopsis is as follows: “It’s the fall of 1985. The intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community.”
“Yosemite” is scheduled to hit theaters in January 2016. Watch the trailer above.