‘Spring Breakers’ was a raunchy hit in 2012, and now, there’s a sequel in the works. Will the original cast — Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and James Franco — reunite for the second film?
Vanessa Hudgens took on one of her most controversial roles yet in Spring Breakers, but is she back for another go? The actress spoke with HollywoodLife.com to give us the lowdown. Keep reading to find out if Vanessa, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson or Rachel Korine will be back in their bikinis on the big screen!
‘Spring Breakers’ Sequel In The Works
Spring Breakers shook up theaters enough to inspire a sequel, but the second movie is coming from the mind of a new director. The original bikini-bumpin’, drug-dealin’ fest was the creative vision of Harmony Korine, who is married to actress Rachel from the first film’s quad, but the second go-around will be directed by Jonas Akerlund and written by Irvine Welsh.
James Franco, who starred in Spring Breakers as the Britney Spears singing drug dealer, has already blasted the sequel, confirming that he won’t be involved.
“The original was wholly Harmony’s creation and these producers are capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel,” James posted on his Instagram account. “I want everyone to know that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship…”It will be a terrible film.”
Is Vanessa Hudgens Returning To The Film?
Is Vanessa taking James’ lead or does she want to return for #2?
“I love what we did with Spring Breakers! I think that it is amazing and it is something that we are all proud of,” Vanessa told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “I don’t think any of us are a part of the second one so I am not sure what they are doing, I am not sure what it is even about, but I mean good luck!”
It’s safe to say that Vanessa is on the same page as James, and is sticking by her director. “If you don’t have Harmony, I don’t understand how its Spring Breakers, but…”
We’ll let you fill in the blanks.
Ashley Benson Not Confirmed For Second ‘Spring Breakers’
Vanessa certainly did not seem privy to the second movie, and Ashley isn’t jumping at the opportunity of the sequel, at this point, either.
“I got the email that we were going to do another one,” Ashley told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, adding, “as of now I would like to leave it as it is.” I haven’t met with the director yet. I haven’t read a script either…that movie is so different, and I don’t know if you could do another one like that. Especially if Harmony isn’t the eye directing it. If there is another one and I am not a part of it, it will do great…they will get four new girls.”
HollywoodLifers, would you like to see Selena, Rachel, Ashley and Vanessa back in the Spring Breakers sequel? Let us know!
— Written by Elizabeth Wagmeister, Reporting by Russ Weakland