Irvine Welsh to write screenplay for Spring Breakers sequel

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has signed on to write the screenplay for the Spring Breakers sequel. Director Harmony Korine’s racy 2013 movie, starring James Franco as a violent drug dealer, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, was a critically-acclaimed hit and now movie executives at production company Wild Bunch are hoping to land a deal for Spring Breakers: The Second Coming at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in France.
Welsh is on board to write the script, while music video ace Jonas Akerlund will direct the sequel.
Akerlund is best known for directing edgy promos for Lady Gaga and British band The Prodigy.