Variety reports that James Franco has signed on to star in Spring Breakers, a thriller from writer-director Harmony Korine (Gummo). The Rise of the Planet of the Apes star will play “a rapping drug and arms dealer” who bails out a group of larcenous college kids and convinces them to kill his arch-rival. Emma Roberts (Scream 4, The Art of Getting By) is in talks to star alongside Franco as “a Southern brunette who feeds off danger.” According to Variety, shooting will take place during Spring Break in Florida, making it the first high-profile production to do so since Girls Gone Wild. Hopefully Spring Breakers will be just as dark and disturbing.
James Franco is currently in the final days of production on Oz: The Great and Powerful. Click below for more images of the actor: