Emma Roberts joins James Franco`s `Michael`

PTI| Updated: Jul 16, 2014, 08:42 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actress Emma Roberts is reteaming with her `Palo Alto` co-star James Franco in `Michael`.

Zachary Quinto will also join the film, which is about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself, reportedly. Quinto will play the former boyfriend of Franco`s character while Roberts will play his girlfriend.

Chris Zylka is attached to the film as another past love interest. The script of the movie is based on `My Ex-Gay Friend`, a New York Times Magazine article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis about Michael Glatze, a Christian minister from Wyoming who was so entrenched in gay culture before he rejected his homosexuality, he founded a gay youth magazine.

Justin Kelly will direct the film Gus van Sant is the executive producer, along with Franco, Vince Jolivette, Michael Mendelsohn, Ron Singer and Scott Reed.