In This Is the End, James Franco led a star-studded cast, including everyone from Seth Rogen to Emma Watson. Franco’s next project, a series of three films based on his book Palo Alto, will feature slightly less famous, local actors.

The three crowd-funded movies, which incorporate stories based on Franco’s experience growing up in northern California, will be funded by money raised on the website Indiegogo. Supporters will receive rewards for their contributions ranging from an associate producer credit in the film to an original painting by Franco himself. All profits from the films will be donated to Franco’s favorite charity, The Art of Elysium.

Franco called into Entertainment Weekly Radio to talk about his upcoming project. Listen to the clip for details about Palo Alto and what James Franco has been up to over the past three years.

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