"Spring Breakers" caused a nice commotion when it filmed last March at the The Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. Teenagers from around the region gathered outside the campus hoping to catch a glimpse of stars such as Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson. A handful of students at Ringling were displaced from their dorm rooms for the shooting of the movie while others worked as extras on "Spring Breakers."
The latest by controversial filmmaker Harmony Korine ("Kids," "Gummo") is now poised to cause a stir across the country.
"Spring Breakers," an R-rated film that stars Gomez, Benson, James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Heather Morris, is set to open March 15 in New York and Los Angeles and then March 22 nationwide.
"Four sexy college girls plan to fund their spring break getaway by burglarizing a fast food shack. But that’s only the beginning," reads the official synopsis. "During a night of partying, the girls hit a roadblock when they are arrested on drug charges. Hungover and clad only in bikinis, the girls appear before a judge but are bailed out unexpectedly by Alien (played by James Franco), an infamous local thug who takes them under his wing and leads them on the wildest spring break trip in history."