I’ve never been a fan of Harmony Korine’s films. While I can appreciate the fact that he’s trying to do something different, films like Gummo and Julien Donkey-Boy have always left me cold. His upcoming film Spring Breakers, however, looks fucking fantastic. Just check out the latest international trailer for the star-studded affair.
The cast of Spring Breakers isn’t what you would normally expect from one of Korine’s projects. James Franco isn’t a surprise; he’s down to participate in pretty much whatever weird ass hipster movies are coming out. But what about teenybopper princesses like Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens? Granted, Spring Breakrs was probably an absolute blast to make, but this isn’t exactly what you anticipate from the Disney Channel alums. It, too, is also something completely different for them, what with the drugs, violence, nudity, and curse words.
Here’s the synopsis:
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 â€œAlienâ€ 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.
Spring Breakers looks like a ton of fun, but it will also be interesting to see how Korine puts his wing nut stamp on the film. I love how this trailer acknowledges the disparate pieces with the girls having a squeaky Britney Spears sing-a-long after a collage of total mayhem, carnage, and debauchery.
The movie also stars Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine, and hits theaters on March 22, 2013.