Yesterday, two trailers for Harmony Korine’s neon-infused tale of youth gone wild, Spring Breakerspremiered online much to everyone’s delight. With a cast of bikini-clad Disney favorites, there’s also the enigmatic James Franco as Alien the rapper/drug-dealing gangster, said to be based on Riff Raff. MTV Hive gives us the lowdown on what the real life rapper himself had to say about it:
“Although there is only one Riff Raff, James Franco did his thing,” texted the rapper while in New York ahead of a show tonight. He added, “James Franco has diligently studied my style for months on end and he should win a Grammy.”
“My close friend Harmony Korine is an innovative genius,” Riff Raff continued, explaining that the director “… knows how to put puzzle pieces together to make a movie have a certain original and eerie vibe rather than a simple storyline.” Then after asserting that he has “complete consent” over the flick, he teased that Spring Breakers 2 is already being plotted and that he’s ear-marked himself for an acting role in the sequel.
The movie hits theaters March 22nd, so start marking your calendars and prepare to take a dark ride down into debauchery. Here’s the trailer for the film once more and a video of RIff Raff doing his thing.