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James Franco Makes a Move on Emma Roberts in New ‘Palo Alto’ Clips (Video)

Franco plays a high-school soccer coach who falls for one of his female players

James Franco makes his move on Emma Roberts in one of two new clips from director Gia Coppola’s adaptation of his short story collection, “Palo Alto.”

Franco plays a soccer coach who crosses the line with a student (Roberts), who also babysits his children, in the drama centered on a group of teens at a California high school.

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Val Kilmer, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff (“The Fault in Our Stars”), Zoe Levin (“The Way Way Back”), Keegan Allen (“Pretty Little Liars”) and Chris Messina co-star in the indie film hitting select theaters on May 9.

The clip (above) shows Franco kissing his underage crush while helping her with a history paper, while another (below) shows him luring her into the situation with the promise of helping her with homework.

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Franco recently found himself in the middle of a similar scenario in real life, when he was caught trying to pick up a 17-year-old Scottish girl on Instagram last month. The 36-year-old actor apologized for the somewhat aggressive flirting tactics — which included asking if he should rent a hotel room where they could meet — and blamed the episode on “bad judgment” and “tricky” social media.

Watch art imitate life in the “Palo Alto” clips above and below: