Anyone would be lucky to spend spring break with James Franco.
And writer-director Harmony Korine is one lucky fella, as he's lured the "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" star to his latest bit of cinematic madness, "Spring Breakers," according to Variety.
"Spring Breakers" follows a group of college girls who rob a restaurant in order to afford their road trip to the beach. Franco is set to play a rapping drug and arms dealer who bails them out of jail and entices them to kill his arch-rival.
Emma Roberts ("Scream 4"), Vanessa Hudgens ("Sucker Punch") and Selena Gomez ("The Muppets") are currently in talks to play the novice criminals. Roberts would be playing a Southern hellraiser who feeds off of danger, while Gomez would be a playing a shy religious girl who isn't into all of this thrill-seeking. Hudgens would be playing... well, guess we'll just have to wait and see.
"Spring Breakers" sounds a lot more mainstream (relatively, anyway) than anything else Harmony Korine has ever done. The former enfant terrible of cinema is most well-known for writing Larry Clark's "Kids" and for writing and directing such bizarre art house fare as "Gummo," "Julien Donkey-Boy," "Mister Lonely" and "Trash Humpers."
Meanwhile, add "Spring Breakers" to the list of about a hundred other things James Franco has going on. He's currently filming "Oz, the Great and Powerful" under the direction of his "Spider-Man" pal, Sam Raimi.