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James Franco: 'Spring Breakers' Casting 'Was Perfect'

James Franco: 'Spring Breakers' Casting 'Was Perfect'

Spring Breakers co-stars Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and Vanessa Hudgens pose in their bikinis for a feature in Interview‘s May issue.

“When I wrote the script, I started thinking about girls in bikinis with guns, wearing ski masks,” director Harmony Korine told the mag. “I was like, ‘Where would you see that?’ And the idea of spring break came to me. I just started imagining girls on spring break robbing places.”

“When Harmony told me who he was going to cast, I thought it was perfect for so many reasons. The young actresses are so excited to do a movie like this with someone like [him]. They were so eager and enthusiastic to be a part of it,” said James Franco, who plays a drug and arms dealer in the film.

Also pictured inside: Vanessa at the gym with her mom Gina on Monday (May 7) in Studio City, Calif.

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  • hmmm

    the words “exploitative” and “garbage” do not come to mind

  • Wes

    This movie should be interesting…

  • aimee

    the casting was perfect since it called for trashy 20-something-year-old girls

  • Zyonna

    anyone notice that jared still had to just slide in yet another candid post on vanessa? sly..

  • Oh please

    What a crock of shit this do called movie is. Those girls look like hookers on a sidewalk waiting for a John. Not a good look. Desperation springs to mind

  • Sara

    if it is r rated i will consider watching it but there are certain sources (probably wrong) saying it will be nc-17! Wow

  • samsam

    anyone else think selena is too young and the rest dont have to really try cuz they are already kinda slutty? not hatin just statin

  • lala

    Didn’t ashley B say that she wanted an oscar ? and this is the right way to behave. basically garbage.

  • vmw

    @aimee: the movie is called SPRING BREAKERS so even if the girls were demure and reserved (which i’m sure you would know because since you’re calling them trashy you obviously know each and every one of them personally, right?) they obviously aren’t going to act it since spring break is notoriously known for drinking and girls gone wild. but nice try.

  • Sara

    @lala: it was actually selena who said that in an interview

  • .

    The awkward moment when you know this post will be top story for 2 days. anything vanessa related will be popular.

  • metT

    @Zyonna.
    Go back to your zanessa twitter… LOSER!

  • metT

    @aimee
    Lmao try harder HATER!!

  • metT

    @Oh please
    Do you saw the movie already?

  • Sara

    @metT: wait what? would my message indicate that im not really that big of a fan of vanessa not that im a “zanessa” fan as you have stated? I am unsure of what you are trying to prove also at calling me a “LOSER” when i simply said my own opinion. All i thought was that jared has mentioned vanessa nearly every day which is quite annoying so i ask this…
    back off and calm down giiirrrll sheesh
    thank you :)

  • Amber

    Why does Vanessa Hudgens have to be featured here everyday? It’s so annoying.

  • Zyonna

    soz that was my friend but yh i still wouldve said the same :)@Sara:

  • Zyonna

    @metT:
    “do you saw the movie” what kind of english is that? and you called me the loser..

  • Vic

    i will watch this movie…but only cuz of james and harmony is an interesting director

  • http://beauty-vanessa.net sara
  • ash

    it will be like Your Highness.typical james franco,and a bunch of girls who cant act at all.LOL

  • britt

    i really dont like the second pic i dont thik jared should put it up :(

  • Alaia

    Haha, how did he go from working with Chloe Sevigny to these talentless morons? The High School Musical chick? The girl that’s dating the boy whose balls still haven’t dropped? Some Disney broad? Judging by the other girl’s name, she got the role through relations.

  • jade

    i really dont want to say “oh this looks crap” and it turns out to be an amazing hit :/ anyone else agree?

  • Larissa

    Rachel Korine looks so baby faced. It’s strange knowing she’s a mom in real life and actually in her mid-twenties! She only looks about 14! x

  • sony

    WELL UNLIKE ALL OF YOU BUNCH OF IDIOTS I’LL WATCH THIS MOVIE IT SEEMS DEEP …THE ONLY ONE PROBLEM WITH THE FILM IS SELINA GOMEZ **** WHO THE HELL THINK SHE IS ????? SUCH A HIPOCRITE

  • K

    This movie is going to be a hot mess.

  • Alex

    @jade
    You have to make that decision on whether you want to state that or not. I’ve noticed with Indie fims it can go either way. As Vanessa (I believe) stated in an interview this movie isn’t for everyone. To me Harmony has his own visions and for the most part it works. Personally I’m not going to judge it till I see it, but that’s just me.

  • http://hotmail lupita

    jaja selena tiene photoshop… selena have photoshop … . y a vanessa le kitaron e lderrier… para k parezca k no tiene mucho por k si no la dejaria como cucaracha a selana

  • Jessica
  • http://justjared.com telle

    i saw the trailer of gummo and some other movies from korine and i don’t know what to expect from spring breakers however im excited to see this one …VANESSA , ASHLEY & RACHEL fit ¡¡ya know

  • macky

    I’m surprised that Harmony Korine’s even making a movie like this. I mean, he wrote Kids which was controversial but still really good. And it had Chloe Sevigny

  • http://justjared.com telle

    BTW good to see vanessa AGAIN… vanessa’s news almost everyday but the greatest thing about it is that all the haters get very upset that somehow i enjoy myself …they can writhe in their own bile if they want HAHAHA

  • peggy

    THE ONLY THING ONE CAN TAKE AWAY FROM SOME OF THESE POSTS IS HOW DUMB AS A WALL SOME OF YOU ARE ABOUT HARMONY KORINE AND FILM IN GENERAL.

    SECOND HOW UTTERLY FOOLISH SOME OF YOU ARE SINCE YOU MINDS SEEM TO LIVE ENDLESSLY IN THE GUTTER.

    THE ONLY REAL TRASHY PEOPLE HERE ARE POSTING THE COMMENTS

  • Sean

    I’d lick every inch of those bodies! So freakin yummy!

  • Effy

    So pretty much the only reason the director made this movie was to see young girls in bikinis who were being “bad” and committing crimes? He’s got one weird fantasy.

  • ?

    heres what grinds my gears. You know if it was 5 guys with abs and their shirts off you know people would be saying how hot and sexy it is. But since its girls they are sluts and trasy what kind of double standard is that? Why can guys be sexy but its not ok for girls

  • Dave Franco

    I SMELL a flop!

  • Dave Franco

    Selena: I choose this movie because the script allowed me to show ‘my inner whore’

  • http://beauty-vanessa.net sara
  • mel

    @?: Actually, no. I love Chris Evans and I think he’s so sexy but there are some black and white pictures from a photoshoot he did a while ago and I think he looks really trashy there. Like, I love that he has a gret body but the first thing I think when I see him (probably because I’ve read too many interviews of him) is a sweet and funny guy who’s pretty smart but still I think that photoshoot is trashy and makes me cringe.

  • http://beauty-vanessa.net sara
  • http://Justjare.buzznet.com BOJI

    JJ loves Vanessa and I can’t argue with that. What troubles me is the paps being overly intrusive with their tele photo lenses and their stalking. She is cleaning up in her garage for god’s sake like any normal human being and going for a workout in the gym with mom.
    I would so go and see this movie. Actors are like chameleon s , they do whatever is necessary to take on their role characters when doing a movie. This is a form of art. If you think they look trashy here, then I’d say a job well done.

  • kjkk

    Retarded premise, retarded movie. It’s unfortunate that Franco was attached to this.

  • http://Justjare.buzznet.com BOJI

    Authentic premise, Original concept, a movie like none other, Harmony Korrine is a true artist and James being one himself knows one when he meets one. Can’t wait to see this movie. It will be entertaining but not for young teens.

  • crrl

    Love vanessa and I so want to see this movie! I think the girls look good they just look like friends going to the beach nothing wrong with that. Besides they are playing characters in a movie its not like they walk around like that all the time. Stop being such prudes. Its extra creepy that the paps are taking pictures of her in her garage. That should be illegal!

  • http://Lala Aiwen

    @sara: Thx!!!!!:D girls are hot!!!!!!!!,

  • Rachel

    Must be a challenging role for James Franco..why else would he do such a movie? There must be something in the flick if Franco is doing it.

  • MoreThanWords

    @aimee: Spinster much?

  • MoreThanWords

    @Oh please: *rolling eyes* oh please. literally.

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