James Franco Takes Spring Breakers

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Harmony Korine’s next project, Spring Breakers, is gaining steam as Variety reports that James Franco is now attached and that Emma Roberts is in talks to star.

Written and directed by Korine, Spring Breakers has four college girls robbing a fast food restaurant to fund their spring break. When they arrive at their Florida destination, however, they are immediately arrested.

Franco will play Alien, described as “a rapping drug and arms dealer”. Roberts would play Candy, one of the four girls.

Franco recently appeared in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and is currently shooting Oz the Great and Powerful. Roberts just appeared in Scream 4 and will soon star in Celeste and Jesse Forever.

Korine is still best known for his feature debut, Gummo. His most recent, Trash Humpers, was released in 2009.

UPDATE: Variety now reports that Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens are in talks to appear as two of the other girls in the group.

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