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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Ashley Benson Joins Harmony Korine's ‘Spring Breakers’

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 30, 2012 at 5:19PM

So is Harmony Korine reaching for the mainstream, or is this all just a ruse to get tweens to watch "Trash Humpers"? Whatever it is, we can't wait to find out. As you might know, Korine is currently ramping up to start filming "Spring Breakers," a road trip comedy of sorts that has an improbable cast that includes wholesome Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco (Emma Roberts recently dropped out). Well, one more unlikely name has come aboard.
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Ashley Benson, Harmony Korine

So is Harmony Korine reaching for the mainstream, or is this all just a ruse to get tweens to watch "Trash Humpers"? Whatever it is, we can't wait to find out. As you might know, Korine is currently ramping up to start filming "Spring Breakers," a road trip comedy of sorts that has an improbable cast that includes wholesome Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco (Emma Roberts recently dropped out). Well, one more unlikely name has come aboard.

Ashley Benson, best known for playing Hanna Marin on the ABC Family show "Pretty Little Liars," is the latest to come aboard the bonkers-sounding pic. The story will follow four college-aged girls who decide to rob a fast food restaurant in order to pay for the annual getaway, and who get thrown in the slammer once they get there. Franco will then show up, playing a rapping drug and arms dealer who bails out the girls, and coaxes them to kill his nemesis named (of course) Arch.

According to Deadline one more girl needs to be cast to round out the quartet, while Variety tweets that the previously cast Rachel Korine (Harmony's wife) is still on board. Either way, this should be amazing. Filming starts next month, so fingers crossed for TIFF.

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