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Thursday, February 14, 2013

James Franco Teams with Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez for a "Girls Gone Wild" Video by the Name of 'SPRING BREAKERS'

So, I'm not entirely sure what to make of this. It seems as though James Franco, formerly of fallen Academy Award hosts fame, is now starring in a small film dramatizing the goings on of Spring Break for naive and horny young adults. And for the life of me I can't tell the difference between this and the infamous Girls Gone Wild videos, except it as Hollywood flare and a little more prestige (for some reason unbeknownst to me).

In any case, the film is titled SPRING BREAKERS and stars James Franco as some lowlife criminal type who lures dumb unsuspecting young'uns into doing obscene things after he bails them each out of jail on a petty charge. And...that seems to be about it, but the press release may be able to clench you:

From visionary provocateur Harmony Korine comes a bold new vision of the seasonal American ritual known as spring break — the bacchanalia of bikinis, beach parties and beer bongs that draws hordes of college students to the Florida coast and elsewhere each year.
Brit (Ashley Benson), Faith (Selena Gomez), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens) and Cotty (Rachel Korine) are best friends anxious to cut loose on their own spring break adventure, but they lack sufficient funds. After holding up a restaurant for quick cash, the girls head to the shore for what they discover is the party of a lifetime. They’re thrown in jail — and quickly bailed out by Alien (James Franco), a local rapper, drug pusher and arms dealer who lures them into a criminal underbelly that’s as lurid as it is liberating for a close-knit gang of girlfriends who are still figuring out their path.
In the tradition of the landmark indies KIDS and GUMMO, Harmony Korine unleashes a ferocious, feverish and furiously alive youthquake examining the sights, sounds and sensory overload of a new generation of restless youth. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast, hypnotic visuals by the cinematographer Benoît Debie (ENTER THE VOID, IRREVERSIBLE, THE RUNAWAYS) and a hallucinatory musical score by Cliff Martinez (DRIVE) and Skrillex, SPRING BREAKERS is an electrifying pop poem to girls gone wild from the enfant terrible of teenage kicks.

I don't know about you, but my eyes widened at the sight of Martinez's name, after falling in love with his nostalgic Drive soundtrack in 2011. And the fact that Korine and his movie Kids is mentioned here also piques my interest (and may indicate that there may be more to this movie than the trailer shows). James Franco used to do good work, so I can only hope assume this is another great project to add to his repertoire. I can't comment on the rest of this Disney-like cast.

SPRING BREAKERS will be released exclusively in New York and Los Angeles one week early on March 15. It will expand nationwide on March 22. Check out the new trailer below:


Geek Soul Brother said...

You know, as much as these young girls in bikinis are obviously the attraction of the movie, it's actually Franco that I want to see acting the fool with the ice grill - 'Come on Ya'll, why you actin' spicious?' But truthfully, I can wait.

Daniel said...

It’s strange for sure and if it weren’t for the directing talent behind the camera I’d have totally dismissed this film all together.

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