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Harmony Korine’s ‘Spring Breakers’ to Open a Week Early

Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine star as four girls whose spring break plans go awry

“Spring Breakers,” a tale of spring break plans gone awry that stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco, will open in theaters one week earlier than planned.

A24 will release Harmony Korine’s movie on March 15 in New York and Los Angeles in advance of a nationwide expansion on March 22.

Best known for writing “Kids” and making “Gummo,” Korine returns with a film starring Gomez, Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine as best friends who go down to Florida to party away Spring Break in a haze of booze, parties and other scantily clad youths.

They don’t have the money for the trip, so they hold up a restaurant but end up in jail. Local rapper and drug dealer Alien (James Franco) bails them out and brings them into the world of crime.

In its limited release, the film will compete against a wide range of movies, from comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” starring Steve Carell, to A24’s own drama “Ginger & Rosa.”

When the movies goes wide, it will vie against DreamWorks Animation’s “The Croods,” which Fox will release, FilmDistrict’s “Olympus has Fallen” and Focus Features’ romantic comedy “Admission.”