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James Franco is best known for being a jack of all trades. The California native is an award-winning actor and filmmaker, a college professor as well as an avid student, a prolific academic and mathematician, a serious painter and Huffington Post blogger, a published author and poet; the list goes on and on.
Franco dropped out of college to pursue his acting career, eventually landing one of the lead roles in the short-lived television series Freaks and Geeks, starring alongside future stars Jason Segel and Seth Rogen. Since then, Franco has grown into an accomplished professional. His intense dedication and seemingly unstoppable drive has pushed him further and further with every new project he undertakes. In honour of the UK release of his latest movie, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, here is a look back of some of the most memorable roles of his film career yet.
James Dean (2001) – James Dean
The latest film written and directed by Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers, features Brit, Candy, Cotty and Faith, who are all best friends and college girls looking for adventure away from their mundane and unadventurous hometown lifestyles. In an audacious attempt to try and fund their spring break vacation in Florida they get the money they need by doing an armed robbery on a local restaurant. Once in Florida, the party is in full swing, but with the alcohol flowing and
Spring Breakers features Brit, Candy, Cotty and Faith, who are all college girls looking for adventure away from their college dorms. In an audacious attempt to try and fund their spring break vacation in Florida, they land themselves in jail after attempting an armed robbery on a local fast-food restaurant. However, they soon find themselves being bailed out by a drug and arms dealer called Alien in exchange for some dirty work that leads to a spring break they will never forget.
With a cast that boasts Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Kroine and a marketing campaign that has seen them all in little more than their bikinis, don’t be fooled into thinking that this is going to be another one of those summer teen movies. For this is a Harmony Korine movie. Known for his unconventional, non-linear, weird and often outrageous but refreshing filmmaking (Gummo 1997), ensures that there will be more than what first meets the eye in Spring Breakers. Certain to explore morals, pop culture, dreams, reality and religion and with an 18 certificate ensures that there is likely to be plenty of violence and exploitation making it certainly not one for the Disney crowd.
An impressive cast that seem to be looking to shake off that ‘High School Musical’ tag as well as James Franco cast as a class A corn-rowed drug dealer only makes the plot that much more mouth-watering. The cinematography appears to be drenched in a super cool neon pallet and with what is shaping up to be a blistering ultra slick soundtrack, I for one will be really looking forward to Spring Breakers.
Due for release in the UK on 05/04/2013.
We are loving this poster for Spring Breakers!
Starring James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens this film is looking set to be a lot cooler and edgy than it’s former Disney club stars would suggest.
Following 4 young girls who rob a liquor store to fund their spring break, they find themselves bailed out by a drug dealer who in return wants a favour.
Everything about this poster just screams cool, the pastel colours mixed with drugs sets the tone nicely for a film that will be sure to take innocence and mix it up with the underworld to create some chaotic onscreen entertainment.