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Sylvester Stallone has written a script called Homefront that will soon star Jason Statham and James Franco

08.01.2012

Stallone and Statham EX2

I really have no idea what to think about James Franco these days. He's turned in a wide variety of work quality in these last few years, his gig hosting the Academy Awards was... interesting... and his attitude in general is one that seems to flux greatly between gross disinterest and commendable liveliness.

I really do have an idea of what I think of Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallone though, and... well let's just say that they tickle my fancy rather a lot.  Which brings us to HOMEFRONT.

Here's the deal: Gary Fleder (THE EXPRESS, RUNAWAY JURY) will direct Stallone's original script which "follows Phil Broker, an ex-DEA agent who moves his family to a quiet town hoping to escape his past. However, he finds the town to be overrun with violence, drug traffickers and an evil meth magnate named Gator. To save his endangered family, retribution is now the only thing Broker seeks." Because of course.

Broker will be played by Statham, while the "evil meth magnate named Gator" will be played by Franco.  With Franco's unpredictability invlved this could turn out absurdly or it could turn out brilliantly, and either way I expect that it will be entertaining.  What say you?

James Franco with slicked back hair

Extra Tidbit: I hear that Statham and Stallone are doing this one indie together. They finally managed to get some funding and film the thing, and the rumor is that it's getting a bit of an underground release some time in August. But nobody knows when or where - kind of like the band Where's Fluffy in NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST.
Source: Variety

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