James Franco’s totally off-the-wall character in Spring Breakers is finally unveiled in a new teaser for the coming of age film. He’s as sleazy as it gets, a would-be rapper who enlists Selena Gomez and crew in his criminal enterprise.
Franco’s character “Alien” was kept largely under wraps during filming, with most of the focus on Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine.
The group if wayward college girls. Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith decide to rob a fast food joint to pay for their spring break vacation in Florida, only to end up in jail. Alien bails them out and enlists them in his battle against a rival drug dealer.
James Franco as Alien in Spring Breakers
The girls, who have known each other since grade school are hungry for adventure and Alien seems to be the ticket for a memorable vacation. But the girls soon have second thoughts.
Franco plays his character to the hilt. He plays off all of the sleazy stereotypes pop culture can conjure about someone who lives on the fringe.
The 17-second teaser, cobbled together to play at the opening of the Venice Film Festival, shows Franco at his slick beachfront pad, boasting about his bling and his ample arsenal of weapons.
“This is my fu*cking dream ya’ll, my sh*t,” he says with a distinct southern twang. “Look at my sh*t. I got shorts in every fu*kin’ color. I got designer tee-shirts…” You get the drift.
The girls find him immensely amusing. Check out the scene below.