James Franco channels K-Fed in ‘Spring Breakers’ movie
Selena Gomez (far left) and James Franco (center), photo courtesy of Selena Gomez
The image of the "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" actor shows him in a sweet ride sporting cornrows, a goatee, aviators, and a tropical shirt unbuttoned over a wife beater. Selena Gomez, the former Disney star, poses in a bikini next to Franco. The two look totally gangsta. The good girl playing bad tweeted the shot with the note: "This is where the trouble begins."
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The transformation of Franco as a drug dealer in the movie makes him almost unrecognizable. In real life, he is a student at Yale and New York University, a poet, an author, and an Academy Award nominee for his performance in "127 Hours." K-Fed is a failed singer, Britney Spears ex, and a recent contestant on the Australian weight-loss show "Excess Baggage."
K-Fed with corn rows, photo by INFphoto.com
The flick about a spring break gone bad, also starring Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Korine, focuses on college students who commit robbery to fund a spring break trip. The young lawbreakers land in jail but are bailed out by a drug dealer, played by Franco, who wants to be repaid with some dirty work. The movie comes out in 2013.