Kevin Ferderline and James Franco with cornrows. Credit: X17agency;


A totally unrecognizable James Franco filmed scenes for Spring Breakers in Miami earlier this week -- looking an awful lot like Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline circa 2006.

Playing a gun-toting drug dealer, Franco, 33, rocked cornrows, goatee, sunglasses and wore a wife beater tank top beneath a Hawaiian shirt. Joining the Oscar nominee for the fun was Selena Gomez, who posed seductively next to her costar in a sports car; posting the suggestive pic to Twitter, Gomez, 19, wrote, "This is where the trouble begins…"

Vanessa Hudgens also stars in Spring Breakers, about college girls who get into a whole lot of trouble -- hence the drug dealer - trying to fund a spring break trip. The film is directed by controversial Kids screenwriter Harmony Korine.

Former rapper Federline, 34, sported the over-the-top cornrows look in 2006, while he was still married to Spears, 31. He and the pop singer share sons Sean, 6, and Jayden, 5, and divorced in 2007.