Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Release date set for 'Spring Breakers' movie shot in Sarasota, St. Petersburg

Vanessa Hudgens (Candy) looks menacing, gracing the new teaser poster in her pink balaclava.

Last March teen queen Selena Gomez told her 10.6 million Twitter followers that she was “loving Florida” shortly before arriving on location at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota to shoot the controversial film “Spring Breakers.” has announced it will be showing the trailer for the movie at 7 a.m. Thursday. The movie's release date is set for March 22 in New York and Los Angeles, followed by a nationwide release the following week, according to the film's official website.

The latest by writer-director Harmony Korine (“Kids,” “Gummo”), "Spring Breakers" also stars Oscar nominee James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical”), Ashley Benson (“Pretty Little Liars”) and Heather Morris (“Glee”).

“Spring Breakers” is about best friends since grade school -- Brit, Candy, Cotty and Faith -- who live together in a boring college dorm and are seeking adventure.

“All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun,” the Muse Productions website reads. “A serendipitous encounter with rapper ‘Alien’ promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for.

“With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget.”

Muse Productions, the production company behind "Spring Breakers," has also produced edgy features like “American Psycho,” “Buffalo 66” and “Spun.”

Korine co-wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed, highly controversial, unrated film “Kids,” which came out in 1995.

He also wrote and directed the equally divisive 1997 movie “Gummo,” rated NC-17.

—Photo from Muse Productions

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