Update:

Pussy Riot is denying the Variety report that they were ever going to be involved in a Spring Breakers follow-up. Today they tweeted:

Quite adorably, they added:

Original Post:

The latest word about a possible sequel to Spring Breakers, the campy 2013 flick, involves Russian protest icons Pussy Riot and James Franco's ire.

As we noted earlier and for reasons we'll never understand, the talk of a follow-up to the dreamy, druggy Harmony Korine movie grew more intense as the film industry's elite descended upon Cannes this week.

The new Spring Breakers project is already notable for the absence of its original director Korine as well as the venom the idea has inspired from the star of the original flick James Franco. Franco took to Instagram of all mediums to charge that the new movie is "not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent” and adding “it will be a horrible film.” 

No bother. Onward Spring Breakers and with Pussy Riot perhaps in tow:

Performance artists Pussy Riot (a.k.a. Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha” Alyokhina) are coming to Cannes this week to meet with “Spring Breakers: Second Coming” director Jonas Akerlund and producers Chris and Roberta Hanley, and Jordan Gertner. The political activists were jailed in their Russian homeland for two years after performing an anti-Putin punk prayer at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.

As producer Chris Hanley explained of the odd pairing "The fiction of ‘Spring Breakers’ never met with the reality of Pussy Riots — until now.”

That was probably a good thing. Nevertheless, the new flick reportedly aspires to address "societal limitations, women having a voice to decide on the rights of their own bodies against moral limitations by religious, militant cult groups, in a spring break setting." Hooray?