The actor, director, writer and provocateur took to Instagram recently and posted a short video of himself in character as Alien, the wigged-out rapper and drug dealer from the original
In the video, Franco sports Alien's trademark corn rows while laconically chewing a rice cake with his eyes closed. A voice off-camera says he's "feeling a bit sick because he smoked too much dope in the club. His tummy is a bit sensitive."
The caption accompanying the video reads, "ALIEN IN REHAB!" and says of the proposed "Spring Breakers" sequel, "they're doing it without HARMONY's CONSENT. Sounds LAME AS A MUTHA!" (For the record, Alien — spoiler alert — appeared to meet an untimely end in the first film.)
The sequel was announced last week by the French sales and distribution company Wild Bunch and Los Angeles-based Muse Productions, which owns the concept to "Spring Breakers." The new film, to be directed by Swedish music-video veteran Jonas Akerlund ("Spun") from a script by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh (the novel