Skrillex to score new James Franco movie

The dubstep star will provide original music for a comedy called 'Spring Breakers'

Skrillex is to score a new film starring James Franco.

Spring Breakers, an upcoming comedy that also stars US teen favourites Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, will feature original music from the dubstep producer, whose real name is Sonny John Moore.

Skrillex was recruited by the film’s director, Harmony Korine, and musical director Randall Poster, who is well known for his work on numerous Wes Anderson films and the TV show Boardwalk Empire.

Poster told Pitchfork: “I’m working on Harmony Korine‘s movie Spring Breakers now and Skrillex is doing original music for us. I had heard of Skrillex, but I wasn’t watching it that closely. And Harmony, who I’ve worked with forever, sent me a link to some Skrillex YouTubes, and I saw one had 54 million hits – I thought he had somehow figured out a way to manipulate the numbers. And then it dawns on you: There are kids that are never going to buy a record. They’re just going to play songs on YouTube. “

Poster also revealed that he was impressed by Skrillex when he saw him live in Roseland, New Jersey earlier this year. He recalled: “There were a lot of kids that looked like they were 15 years old. But I loved it. I truly loved it. I think Skrillex is just brilliant. When I walked into that club, I felt like I swallowed the music – it was like Alien, like it went into me. “

Spring Breakers began production earlier this year and is tentatively scheduled for a Spring 2013 release.