25 October 2013 4:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Up-and-coming actor Sam Dillon has been cast alongside James Franco and Thomas Mann in the indie drama “Memoria,” TheWrap has learned. Vladimir de Fontenay and Nina Ljeti are writing and directing the movie, which Franco is executive producing under his RabbitBandini Productions banner. Franco met the filmmakers while enrolled at New York University. Dillon and Franco recently worked together on Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto,” which was based on Franco’s book of short stories. “Memoria” is one of three feature films being adapted from Franco’s short stories, along with “Killing Animals” and “Yosemite.” It is specifically based on the short stories “Memoria, »

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