Ashby stars Mickey Rourke and Nat Wolff with Emma having a supporting role. Awkward Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) needs help fitting in and turns to his neighbor Ashby Holt (Mickey Rourke) for help. Ashby’s unforgiving brand of tough love soon tests their friendship, and it hardly helps when Ed learns that Ashby is a former CIA assassin. The film will make its debut at the Tribeca film festival in New York in April so hopefully soon will see a theatrical release (most likely limited).
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You may not be lucky enough to be at the Telluride Film Festival today, but let Vulture bring a little bit of the festival to you: We’ve got the exclusive trailer for Gia Coppola’s film Palo Alto, premiering in Telluride tonight. Based on the first book of short stories by James Franco, the movie stars Franco as a football coach who takes a too-romantic interest in teenage babysitter Emma Roberts; in other intertwined stories, we meet troubled kids Teddy (Jack Kilmer, whose father, Val, also makes a cameo) and Fred (Nat Wolff), who drives into a wall on purpose in the film’s first scene. Press play, and enjoy some complicated coming of age.
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Looks great! Anyone know if she will attend Venice for it?? I don’t think it’s in competition but it will be showing there. i hope so!