‘Spring Breakers’ Acquired by Annapurna Pictures

Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens star in this dark comedy about a group of college girls who rob a fast food joint to finance their spring break.

Spring Breakers acquired for distribution by Annapurna Pictures
Spring Breakers acquired for distribution by Annapurna Pictures
Annapurna Pictures announced today that they have purchased the U.S distribution rights to Harmony Korine's new film, Spring Breakers, the American college pop-culture and music-fueled story following the adventure of four young girls gone wild on spring break. Additional distribution information will be revealed at a later date. Annapurna's Megan Ellison is also included as an Executive Producer on the film.

Written and directed by Harmony Korine, the film stars James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Heather Morris, and Gucci Mane, and is produced by Chris Hanley, Jordan Gertner, David Zander and Charles-Marie Anthonioz. Music talent involved with scoring the film includes Cliff Martinez and Skrillex, with Randall Poster serving as music supervisor.

As part of the main competition, the film will receive its worldwide premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday, September 5th followed by a North American premiere set for Friday, September 7th at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Presented by Annapurna Pictures and Hero, who developed and financed the film in collaboration with Muse Productions, Spring Breakers tells the story of four sexy college girls as they plan to fund their spring break getaway by burglarizing a fast food shack. But that's only the beginning... At a motel room rager, fun reaches its legal limit and the girls are arrested and taken to jail. Hungover and clad only in bikinis, the girls appear before a judge but are bailed out unexpectedly by Alien (James Franco), an infamous local thug who takes them under his wing and leads them on the wildest Spring Break trip in history. Rough on the outside but with a soft spot inside, Alien wins over the hearts of the young Spring Breakers, and leads them on a Spring Break they never could have imagined.

Other credits include: Director of Photography Benoît Debie; Editor Douglas Crise; Production Designer Elliot Hostetter; Costume Designer Heidi Bivens.

The deal was brokered by CAA and Ted Field of Radar Pictures.

Spring Breakers was released March 22nd, 2013 and stars James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Gucci Mane, Heather Morris, Ashley Lendzion. The film is directed by Harmony Korine.

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  1. JonSpidey07

    I saw the 1st clip on YouTube
    I hope there isn't too many of those extreme close-up shots, it gets irritating after a while

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag


    @dan1 haha I know! I was being quite facetious! lol

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. Nicholaus XX

    Okay, then...

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  4. Dan

    @mcleve02 I'd love to bang Vanessa Hudgens. But I don't care to see this movie.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag


    @dan1 Uh huh... sure Dan! I bet you secretly like this movie! ;)

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I believe that is Ashley Benson

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @bawnian-dexeus Have fun with the Resident Evil reviews lol! I'm sure there is plenty to say!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  8. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @john-m Ah I see. Yeah, they all do look young, Selena especially though. Hahaha The one on the far left is kinda looking like Scarlett Johanssen (sp?) a little bit on this small computer screen.

    and it may be good for Selena's career, but I doubt she'll give a very good performance.

    3 years agoby @cryptFlag

  9. John M

    @crypt: No problem. I was just making a comment people who thinks these women are 13, 14 or 15. Yes Selena doesn't look her age, but that will probably be good for her career as a singer/actress.

    3 years agoby @john-mFlag

  10. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @john-m I was not actually serious; it's just Selena looks so damn young.

    3 years agoby @cryptFlag

  11. John M

    @crypt: Add ten more years and then you've got her correct age. In fact I believe all the girls are at very least 20 years old, so I don't know what's people's problem.

    3 years agoby @john-mFlag

  12. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Um. Wtf is this? Stop making movies like this. and, C'mon, Selena Gomez is like 10, this is kiddie porn.

    3 years agoby @cryptFlag

  13. Nicholaus XX

    @SpaceCowboy@dan1 -- You're probably right. It might as well be the "Magic Mike" for guys - or would that be too much of a compliment?

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  14. Dan

    It's Twilight, with gender roles reversed. Instead of creepy older moms, it'll be creepy older dads.

    Me? That's what 18+ porn is for. Or just go get laid.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. John M

    Love the photo. If they're dressed like that during the entire movie I'll see it otherwise I'll skip it.

    3 years agoby @john-mFlag

  16. SpaceCowboy

    Selena Gomez will always look 12.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  17. Nicholaus XX

    @mcleve02 -- Any idea who the girl on the left is?

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  18. Dan

    Thumb is for the photo.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 I have yet to write mine. Can't seem to find an approach for it. Will end up writing it after I upload all of Paul Anderson's films and the Resident Evil movies

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus haha ok! Will do! Hell chances are, I may end up writing a review as well!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 When you do, we'll get back to this article

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus Way to turn my smile upside down... *womp womp*
    Not yet!!! I really want to! Work is kicking my ass and I had @SherlockHolmes2009 over this weekend... we had way too much beer and moonshine to even think about going out to the movies haha! It's on my list of things to do this weekend though!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 You seen Lawless, right?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus haha why not I will take the all Spanish channel, even though everyone has seen everything she has to offer... Vanessa Hudgens as well!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  25. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Ashley Benson for me thank you very much

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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