James Franco Joins Indie Flick SPRING BREAKERS; Emma Roberts May Co-Star [UPDATED]

     November 1, 2011


James Franco has signed on to Harmony Korine‘s indie film Spring Breakers.  The plot centers on four college girls who rob a fast food joint so they afford to go on spring break in Florida.  To shock of no one, the idiotic plan fails and the girls get arrested.  They’re bailed out by Franco’s character, “Alien, a rapping drug and arms dealer who bails them out and entices them to kill his arch-rival, a murderer who is appropriately named Arch.” Variety adds that Emma Roberts is in talks to play one of the co-eds, “Candy, a southern brunette who feeds off danger.” If the plot doesn’t devolve into an over-stylized quirk pile, Spring Breakers sounds like it could be a fun little flick.  Franco will shoot his part over the course of two weeks during spring break in Florida.

Franco recently dropped out of The Iceman, and is currently shooting on Sam Raimi‘s blockbuster Wizard of Oz prequel/re-imagining, Oz, The Great and Powerful.  He’ll next be seen in the indies Maladies, The Stare, and Cherry.  He’s also expected to star in Seth Rogen‘s directorial debut, The Apocalypse (formerly Seth and Jay vs. The Apocalypse). [Update: Variety has updated their story to add that Disney Channel alums Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez are also in talks to join the cast.]

Around The Web

Latest News

Watch the First 10 Minutes of “The Death of SUPERMAN LIVES; What Happened?”

'The Death of "Superman Lives"; What Happened?' will be available July 9th.

Box Office Update: INSIDE OUT Defeats JURASSIC WORLD Over July Fourth Holiday

Forget what we told you on Sunday. Actual box office receipts confirm that ‘Inside Out’ beat ‘Jurassic World’ over the three-day holiday weekend.

Don’t Expect a New Trailer at the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Comic-Con Panel

J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm are keeping a tight lid on the mystery box, and that's OK.

Comic-Con 2015: Survival Guide for First-Time Attendees

Comic-Con is a madhouse; Matt explains how to make your way through the asylum.

HUNGER GAMES Cast Dons War Paint in New MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 Posters

The final battle approaches.

New SOUTHPAW Clip: Rachel McAdams Fights for Family over Boxing

Antoine Fuqua's latest is due in theaters on July 24th.

GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot Adds Michael K. Williams and Andy Garcia

Williams is also in talks for a major role in 'Assassin's Creed'.

SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM Images Reveal Pixar’s Next Short Film

The Hindu-influenced story and animation could pull Pixar out of its short film funk.

Tyler Posey on TEEN WOLF’s Goriest Season Yet, His Desire to Direct, and More

The actor teases what's to come in Season 5 of the MTV series.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Will Be “The True Birth of the X-Men”

Bryan Singer says the next ‘X-Men’ movie will be a “kind of conclusion” for the long-running franchise.

Page 1 of 4,02912345...102030...Last »