We can’t imagine Disney executives getting too nervous too often, but with the release of the debut trailer for Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers (via MTV), folks at the House of Mouse must be in panic mode. The trailer features former Disney sweethearts Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, along with Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine, as four bored college kids who rob a restaurant in order to finance their spring break trip.
During this two-minute trailer, the carefully manicured images of Hudgens and Gomez take a backseat to sex, drugs, and booze. The four girls are eventually arrested, but bailed out by a drug dealer/rapper named Alien, who is played to grimy perfection by James Franco. The movie looks completely worth the price of a ticket just to see Franco in cornrows and a grill.
From what little we see of the movie here, Spring Breakers looks like a raw, visceral take on the college road trip genre. And we shouldn’t be surprised that director Harmony Korine is the man behind this. He’s responsible for sleazy flicks like Kids and Gummo – both of which showed off the unglamorous side of the adolescent world and how boredom can inevitably lead to tragedy.
Spring Breakers will hit theaters on March 22.