Writer-director Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers is by far one of the most anticipated films about to make its debut on the festival circuit, heading first to Venice and then on to Toronto in the coming weeks.

Craig caught a few minutes of footage earlier this year at Cannes, which sounded very promising – you can read his preview report here – and now three new images of its leading cast have surfaced online, giving us another excellent look at Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine.

“Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun. A serendipitous encounter with rapper “Alien” promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget.”

Korine is directing once more from his own script, with Glee’s Heather Morris also co-starring, and the score being composed by Skrillex and Cliff Martinez (Drive, Contagion).

The assembled cast is naturally one of the most interesting things about the project, with Gomez and Hudgens, in particular, becoming more and more diverse with their films in recent years.

Spring Breakers will be making its world debut at Venice before heading to Toronto. No word yet on when we can expect a release, but it really can’t come fast enough, and it’s likely this will find no trouble at all seeking distribution. For now, enjoy these great new images, and as usual, you can click to enlarge.