Skrillex has become a leading figure in the EDM scene. Soon he’ll be taking his talents to the big screen. In a recent interview with Pitchfork, music supervisor Randall Poster (The Hangover, Moonrise Kingdom) revealed that Skrillex will indeed be scoring the upcoming feature film Spring Breakers.
Surprisingly, Randall had actually never heard of Skrillex until recently. Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine (Gummo, Kids), sent Randall links to Skrillex’s YouTube videos. The millions of views — “First of the Year(Equinox)” currently has over 60 million –initially caught Randall’s attention. Once he saw Skrillex perform live he became a true fan, calling Skrillex “just brilliant.”
“I felt like I swallowed the music,” Randall continued. “It was like Alien, like it went into me.”
Spring Breakers began production earlier this year and is scheduled to be released sometime next spring. It will feature Selena Gomez former Disney Channel star in a role she tells MTV people will find “shocking.”
“I’m a little nervous about it but honestly it’s a right step for me, I’m really proud of it,” Gomez said.
The film co-stars Ashley Bensen (Pretty Little Liars), Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) and James Franco (127 Hours).
Carlos Delgado, KROQ/Los Angeles