James Franco Joins Harmony Korine

Two Disney starlets and Emma Roberts in talks to join.

James Franco (‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’) is attached to star in controversial filmmaker Harmony Korine’s next ‘Spring Breakers,’ with Emma Roberts, Vanessa Hudgens, and Selena Gomez in talks to join.

The story follows four college-aged girls who rob a fast food restaurant to afford spring break in Florida, only to get arrested upon their arrival. According to Variety, Roberts would play a Southerner who feeds off danger. while Gomez would play a religious girl, with Hudgens filling out the group. Franco will co-star as a drug and arms dealer who bails them out of jail.

Korine (‘Gummo,’ ‘Mister Lonely’) will be helming the film from his own screenpay. The writer/director, whose previous film was ‘Trash Humpers,’ is best known for writing Larry Clark’s ‘Kids.’