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James Franco’s ‘Yosemite’ Warns of Mountain Lion Danger

In “Yosemite”, James Franco’s latest movie scheduled to hit theaters in January 2016, Franco alerts veteran hunters and everyday campers to the realistic threats of mountain lions. 

In the movie, three boys go hunting for mountain lions even though they’ve been warned repeatedly of how dangerous Yosemite National Park can be. They soon find out what he means.

Though this is just a movie, it could have been ripped from many headlines showcasing mountain lions across the West and Midwest terrorizing campers and hunters alike.

“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.”


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James Franco’s ‘Yosemite’ Warns of Mountain Lion Danger