Everyone in James Franco's Film 'Palo Alto' is From a Famous Family: Here, See For Yourself
One of James Franco’s 14.5 trillion side projects (estimated) Palo Alto , the short-story-collection-turned-indie-film, has just found a home with Tribeca Film. The company has just acquired the North American rights to the film and it’s looking like a Spring 2014 release is soon to be in the books. The film follows three interweaving stories of teenage angst, lust, and trouble in the suburbs.
Palo Alto has already made waves at the Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival — and it’s no surprise considering the project is backed on all angles by big names. Franco penned the stories and stars in the film, but it was adapted, written and directed by Gia Coppola. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tribeca Film had quite a lot to say about the young director’s first major film. Chief creative officer Geoff Gilmore of Tribeca Film stated,"Gia Coppola's auspicious filmmaking debut Palo Alto is an elegant depiction of generational angst and despair, which resonates with realism and restraint."
Franco and Coppola share the project with Emma Roberts, Alex Wolff, Jack Kilmer, Val Kilmer, Chris Messina (swoon!), and Zoe Levin. So essentially, Palo Alto is a mega-pack of Hollywood’s famous families. James Franco and his brother Dave Franco have completely cornered the bushy browed and brooding market. Emma Roberts is the daughter of director Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts.
Alex Wolff’s parents are actress Polly Draper and composer Michael Wolff. Jack Kilmer is a spittin’ image of his father Val Kilmer. And OH DEAR LORD THE COPPOLAS. Gia is the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola, niece of Sofia Coppola and Roman Coppola, cousin of Jason Schwartzman, and, wait for it, NICOLAS CAGE. Can you even imagine what the holidays would be like with these famous clans? Well, we did.
Here’s what it would look like if the people behind Palo Alto were your family and were coming home for the holidays.