Talk about poor timing.
The same week James Franco, 35, allegedly flirted with tourist Lucy Clode, 17, via Instagram, the first trailer for his drama Palo Alto debuted on Yahoo Movies. The film, based on Franco's book of short stories and directed by Gia Coppola, tells the story of a group of high school students in California.
Franco plays a high school soccer coach who hooks up one of his teen players (Emma Roberts). In one scene, Franco's character tells her, "I'm older and I know that there aren't a lot of good things around."
Palo Alto received an R-rating for strong sexual content, drug and alcohol use and pervasive language. It stars Keegan Allen, Val Kilmer, Christian Madsen, Chris Messina and Natt Wolf. Palo Alto will be shown at Tribeca Film Festival on Apr. 24 and at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 3.