Writer-director Harmony Korine (Mister Lonely) is expected to bring us one of the most unique films of the year in the form of Spring Breakers.
Its uniqueness is expected in large part because it has such a diverse cast, led in the female roles by Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine (Harmony’s wife), and in the male role by James Franco.
The colourful first banner for the film has surfaced online, via KinoPoisk, featuring a gun-toting Franco opposite the bikini-clad Benson, Gomez, Hudgens, and Korine. And to add to that, IMDb also have an updated synopsis written by one of the production companies, Muse Productions, revealing a few extra details:
“Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun. A serendipitous encounter with rapper “Alien” promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget.”
Franco stars as that rapper/drug and arms dealer, Alien, and the prospect of Franco rapping is just brilliant.
Hudgens has been mixing up her Disney/High School Musical image in recent years, starring in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch last year, and will be starring opposite Nicolas Cage and John Cusack in the upcoming The Frozen Ground.
Gomez has largely been keeping with the Disney ethos, but is similarly branching out, starring in Eli Roth’s upcoming film, Aftershock.
Spring Breakers finished shooting back in March, and though there’s no word yet on a release date, we’re hoping that this will surface sooner rather than later. For now, enjoy the first banner for the film. And as usual, you can click to enlarge.
(It may look small above, but its full size is 1280 x 336.)