FRANCO LOOKING TO 'SPRING BREAK' WITH GOMEZ, ROBERTS OR HUDGENS
Harmony Korine has set his next project with SPRING BREAKERS, the story of four college girls who rob a restaurant to afford their trip to the beach with James Franco attached and Emma Roberts, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez in talks to star. Should Hudgens’ and Gomez’s deals close, the risque, avant garde material for which Korine is known would be a change of pace from the safe Disney Channel fare that launched them to stardom. It’ll also be a dark turn for Franco, who’s coming off Disney’s OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL. Korine, whose last film was TRASH HUMPERS, is best known for scripting Larry Clark’s KIDS. Roberts would play a Southern brunette who feeds off danger, while Gomez would play a religious girl who isn’t a thrill-seeker like the rest of the group, which includes Hudgens. Franco will co-star as Alien, a rapping drug and arms dealer who bails them out of jail and entices them to kill his arch-rival.