Oh, James Franco Supposedly Playing Movie Character Based off of Rapper Riff Raff

By BhuraPublished on: February 29, 2024 Updated on: February 29, 2024
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Weird. Apparently, someone tweeted out this picture of actor James Franco on the set of Spring Breakers. Eccentric rapper Riff Raff responded to the notion that Franco looks just like him. Well, allegedly, the character was originally supposed to go to Riff Raff, but he was out of the country at the time so James Franco took his place. He says

Harmony Korine [the writer of Kids and director of Gummo] called my phone to be in this new movie Spring Breakers. I was out of the country. Korine said to me, ‘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!’ The role I would have played would be like a drug dealer, or the friend of a drug dealer, Gucci Mane. James Franco was in the movie, but I was supposed to be in there also. Now James Franco is playing me.

Riff Raff adds on the lost opportunity:

I feel really kind of privileged because I got this big actor playing the role of me but at the same time, like, damn, I wish I was there…Even though I couldn’t be a part of this project, I’m still glad that James Franco could play the role of me. That’s like if Denzel Washington was playing the role of O.J. Simpson. Even though it’s not O.J. Simpson, O.J. Simpson still gotta be like, ‘Denzel Washington is playing me.’

Oh, ok. Riff Raff:

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