An almost unrecognizable James Franco is seen filming scenes for the movie Spring Breakers in St. Petersburg, Florida. March 27, 2012.
In the photo above Franco is seen donning a colorful Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses while Gomez strikes a pose beside him. Along with the photo, the 19-year-old former Disney princess tweeted, “This is where the trouble begins.”
While he may look like a young Kevin Federline, FUSE reports that James is playing Houston rapper Riff Raff who was supposed to be in the movie but couldn’t because he was out of the country. Riff Raff confirms the story to FUSE.
According to Riff Raff, Korine [writer of Kids and director of Gummo] called him and said, “‘Yeah, man, I want you to be in this movie, but we only got a certain timeframe’ or whatever. ‘I wanted you in this movie with James Franco and Selena Gomez and Gucci Mane… But we’re already behind!’” So Riff Raff couldn’t be in the movie.