Pictures emerged of James Franco on the set of Harmony Korine’s new film Spring Breakers and as the pictures show, the Oscar-nominated actor now has braids for his new role.

Fuse TV are reporting that they have spoken to rapper Riff Raff via his Twitter (@RiFFRaFF_SODMG). He claims that the character Franco is playing is based on him and that he and Gucci Mane were approached by Harmony Korine to star in the movie. (The Fader has also reported about this.)

“Harmony Korine [the writer of Kids and director of Gummo] called my phone to be in this new movie Spring Breakers. I was out of the country.”

According to Riff Raff, Korine called him and said, “‘Yeah, man, I want you to be in this movie, but we only got a certain timeframe’ or whatever. ‘I wanted you in this movie with James Franco and Selena Gomez and Gucci Mane… But we’re already behind!'” So Riff Raff couldn’t be in the movie.

“The role I would have played would be like a drug dealer, or the friend of a drug dealer, Gucci Mane,” said Riff Raff. I asked him if James Franco was originally supposed to be in the movie as a different character. “James Franco was in the movie, but I was supposed to be in there also. Now James Franco is playing me.”

“I sent him a few things. But all you gotta do [to see how I dress] is search through my videos. I got a pretty distinct style, with the braids, the jewellery.”

On the movie as a whole, Riff Raff said, “I feel really kind of privileged because I got this big actor playing the role of me but at the same time, like, damn, I wish I was there…

“Even though I couldn’t be a part of this project, I’m still glad that James Franco could play the role of me. That’s like if Denzel Washington was playing the role of O.J. Simpson. Even though it’s not O.J. Simpson, O.J. Simpson still gotta be like, ‘Denzel Washington is playing me.'”



Selena Gomez yesterday tweeted a picture of James Franco on the set of “Spring Breakers”. The tweet led to her Instagram page: http://instagr.am/p/IrzzRMxu-U/

Other pictures of Franco on the set have also emerged online. Mostly paparazzi shots.



As we previously reported, Harmony Korine’s new short film “Lotus Community Center” is to screen as part of a feature length project entitled “The Fourth Dimension” at this years Tribeca Film Festival. We have now also learned that it will be screening earlier at the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 20, what will be the film’s world premiere. In addition to this, the film will have a second screening the following day. Ticketing information and other details for the film at SFIFF can be be found here. Three screenings will take place at Tribeca beginning April 24, details for which you can find on the festival’s website here

As well, the film now has a trailer which can be viewed here at Hollywood Reporter.

The international anthology feature The Fourth Dimension will screen in the Viewpoints program of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Tuesday, April 24. Jan Kwiecinski, Aleksey Fedorchenko and Harmony Korine directed the film’s three shorts, one of which stars Val Kilmer as a motivational speaker.

The trailer for the film, which will have its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival April 20, premiered Monday exclusively on THR.

Priya Swaminathan, Matt Elek, Michael Derkits, Charles-Marie Anthonioz and Michal Kwiecinski produced the Grolsch Film Works and Vice Films project.



Muse Productions have announced that the ATL Twins have signed on to Harmony Korine’s upcoming film “Spring Breakers”. The skate boarding duo from Atlanta are slated to be playing a pair of drug dealers in the movie. The production company for the film yesterday posted up images of them on the set. The twins also recently starred in  Korine’s as-of-yet unreleased music video to “Gold On The Ceiling” that he shot for The Black Keys. You can view one of the images below, or alternatively you go to the companies official Tumblr blog at http://museproductions.tumblr.com for all the latest news.



Last year, it was revealed that Harmony Korine and Val Kilmer were to collaborate on a short film based around a motivational speaker to be played by Kilmer and directed by Korine. A short video from the set was put onto YouTube a while after the announcement, we were privvy to a few promotional images from the short film entitled “Lotus Community Center” and Kilmer answered a few questions regarding the piece on his personal Tumblr page. Since then information has been scarce but the Tribeca Film Festival today posted up this year’s selections and the Korine/Kilmer film will be in competition in the “Viewpoint” section.

The film is a part of a three-part collaboration entitled The Fourth Dimension and will screen between April 18-29. Read below what the site had to say about the film.

The Fourth Dimension, directed by Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko, and Jan Kwiecinski, written by Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko, Jan Kwiecinski, Oleg Loevsky, and Yaroslava Pulinovich. (USA, Poland, Russia). A motivational speaker named Val Kilmer (played by Val Kilmer) delivers a sermon at a roller rink. A Russian scientist builds a time machine in his apartment. Four friends stumble upon an abandoned village in the Polish countryside. All are in search of the fourth dimension—whether they know it or not. Weird, ominous, cool, compelling: These three short films could only be inspired by the creative vision of Harmony Korine and Vice Media’s Eddy Moretti. In English, Polish, Russian with subtitles.

Visit the Tribeca Film Festival website for more information and to keep up to date with times and screenings.



The first image of Harmony Korine on the set of his new film “Spring Breakers” has emerged. The picture was snapped in Sarasota, FL earlier today. I found the photograph over on blogging site Tumblr.com so I don’t have a source for it but it is the first picture we’ve seen of Korine on the set of the film since the first photos of the leading females from the cast emerged a few days ago. You can view the picture below.



The wrestling star, currrently signed to TNA, took to Twitter a few hours ago to announce his part in the film.



The Daily Mail yesterday posted up a selection of images from the set of “Spring Breakers”. Most were centred around Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez but one candid still features a smiling James Franco, a pink-haired Rachel Korine and various cast and crew members taking a break from filming. You can see the still below. Another still features Ashley Benson, Gomez, Hudgens and Korine herself donning mopeds for their roles.

For further updates, production company Muse are avidly updating their site in relation to the film and a Tumblr page dedicated to the film has also popped up.



Muse Productions have posted some images from the set of “Spring Breakers” which were snapped by fans. Here’s the blurb from the site and below is one of the photos:

These photos were snapped by fans yesterday when SPRING BREAKERS stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson were preparing to board a flight at the Los Angeles International Airport. The stars were headed to St. Petersburg, Florida where SPRING BREAKERS is set to start shooting tomorrow.

Here’s what we can tell you about the film’s plot:

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 “Alien” 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.

Follow us here and @_SpringBreakers for updates. Plus check out stars Selena Gomezand Ashley Benzo’s Twitter feeds to find out what’s happening in Florida.

And if you need to get closer to the stars, the Theatre Action Project is auctioning off a day on the set of SPRING BREAKERS (directed by Harmony Korine and also starring James Franco). If you win, you will be a featured extra and get VIP access to filming.



CBS Local in Tampa has posted up a casting call for Harmony Korine’s new film “Spring Breakers”. The site details:

The film centers around Spring Break situations so the casting agents are looking extras that have that “Spring Break” college look. They are seeking women and especially men who are comfortable in swimsuit attire. You must look 18-25 years-of age to apply as an extra for this project.
To apply please e-mail and attach a clear photo of yourself. *Swimsuit photos a plus.

PUT IN SUBJECT LINE*: Name/ Male or Female/ Age
*PUT IN BODY of E-MAIL:* Your Phone Number/ E-mail and Sizes.

Please send info to springbreakersextras@gmail.com

Good luck.