Pussy Riot deny meeting with producers of 'Spring Breakers' sequel

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will not feature in the follow-up to the 2012 movie

Pussy Riot deny meeting with producers of 'Spring Breakers' sequel

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Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have denied rumours that they are set to meet with producers for the sequel to Spring Breakers.

Variety reported that the activists were in the running for roles in "radically feminist" Spring Breakers: The Second Coming, directed by Jonas Akerlund.

However, the pair have taken to their new English Twitter account to deny any such meeting. "We're super surprised to hear this crazy stuff on any kind of talks about us and the Spring Breakers. Looks like somebody's cheesy joke!" they wrote, adding: "Besides, we don't even have spring break in Russia – down here we get breaks from one prison term till the next one!"

Their first tweet on the new account was posted on May 5 and took a swipe at censorship in Russia. "Russia is not China or Iran YET, so since we can still use Twitter, we will give a shot at running it in English, so hi to everyone here!"

Since their release, Pussy Riot have been continuing their political activism, launching their prisoner's rights group, Zona Prava – which translates as Law Zone. "In our country, as long as cases of prisoners' rights' violation take place, we are sure that there will be a need for our organisation," Tolokonnikova said at the launch event.

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