By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 29, 2012 at 10:48AM
Ahead of its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, which just launched today (it plays in Toronto early next month), the first clip for Harmony Korine's anticipated spring break romp "Spring Breakers" starring James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, has landed, giving a taste of what to expect. Judging from the scene, that would be a whole lot of angst.
The film centers on four female co-eds (Ashley Benson, Gomez, Hudgens and Rachel Korine) in an unnamed college town who rob a coffee shop to fund a trip to the beach, only to end up in the slammer. Enter Franco, sporting dreadlocks and grillz, as the local petty gangster who bails them out.
The clip only runs an all too brief 30-seconds, but entices with a whiny Gomez lamenting her boring life, while Hudgens and co. look on looking defeated. We're guessing this scene takes place at the outset, before the girls get into a whole lot of trouble. Be careful what you wish for ladies.