Thus, word that Franco's next film will be a bank robber comedy-drama written and directed by Harmony Korine called "Spring Break." Korine is of course most famous for writing "Kids" and writing and directing "Gummo" and "Julien Donkey-Boy," incomprehensible art-shock fests that put him right in Franco's wheelhouse. Korine's last film was the lunatic "Trash Humpers." Here is what "Trash Humpers" was:
Uh, yeah. Harmony Korine is an artist, bro. You and your bourgeoisie notions of normalcy just can't handle it.
The surprise is not that Franco is going to work with Korine. The surprise is not even that it's taken this long for the two of them to work together. The surprise is that one of them is not a postmodern joke creation of the other one; are we sure Franco hasn't been Harmony Korine this whole time, or vice versa?
Also: Franco will play "a rapping drug and arms dealer." Got it.
- James Franco
- Sam Anderson