While prognosticators like to think they can predict the awards season race weeks and even months away from when the dust settles, there is always a surprise or two that no one would have seen coming. (For example, who would’ve thought Benh Zeitlin would get a Best Director nomination over Ben Affleck last year?) And so, A24 is hoping a bit of hustling can do some wonders for James Franco.
Certainly, the buzz around Harmony Korine‘s “Spring Breakers” is getting revived a bit thanks to appearances on best of the year lists by Cahiers Du Cinema and John Waters, and so a brand new sizzle reel of sorts has been created to remind voters about Alien. And more specifically, Franco’s complete transformation in that role of the blinged out dealer in Florida who collides with four girls on spring break with surreal and hedonistic results.
Would you vote for Franco? Watch the video below and then let us know. [Huffington Post]