There seems something rather fitting about the idea of the free-spirited and experimental James Franco signing up to star in a movie by the slightly nutty Harmony Korine (Gummo, Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers). That said, with Emma Roberts also possibly coming on-board, it would appear Korine’s got a slightly bigger budget this time around and presumably therefore won’t be making anything quite as strange as some of his earlier work.
Variety has the news and says the film is about, ‘four college-aged girls who rob a fast food restaurant to afford spring break in Florida, only to get arrested upon their arrival… Alien, a rapping drug and arms dealer, bails them out and entices them to kill his arch-rival, a murderer who is appropriately named Arch.’ For most people that would be edgy, but for Korine it’s actually a little tame!
Franco would play the rapping drug dealer (a part he’s mentioned before, while not giving away any more details than that) while Roberts, who’s in early talks, would be Candy, a Southern brunette who feeds off danger.
Is Korine going mainstream? It happens to a lot of edgy directors as the get older, but hopefully he’ll be able to get a wider audience without completely giving up on the edge that made people take notice of him in the first place.
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