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

08.01.2012

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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?

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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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8:58PM on 08/01/2012
Must of written the script after watching Walking Tall.
Must of written the script after watching Walking Tall.
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4:32PM on 08/01/2012

Anything with Statham

I can never get bored with Jason Statham's ass-kicking rampage flicks and this casting is so crazy with Franco as the baddie it will no doubt work for the best!
I can never get bored with Jason Statham's ass-kicking rampage flicks and this casting is so crazy with Franco as the baddie it will no doubt work for the best!
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3:52PM on 08/01/2012
I think Franco thinks he's a lot more versatile and interesting than he really is, with that said, he's still a hell of an actor and clearly makes choices based on nothing else but what he finds personally satisfying, so this potentially could be very cool.
I think Franco thinks he's a lot more versatile and interesting than he really is, with that said, he's still a hell of an actor and clearly makes choices based on nothing else but what he finds personally satisfying, so this potentially could be very cool.
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2:56PM on 08/01/2012

YES

Freakin' excited to see this, although I agree with HoyleHaw, I'd like to see Statham play something different for once.
Freakin' excited to see this, although I agree with HoyleHaw, I'd like to see Statham play something different for once.
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2:13PM on 08/01/2012

Statham Owns

Even when the movies themselves fucking suck he's still mad good in them. :)
Even when the movies themselves fucking suck he's still mad good in them. :)
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12:06PM on 08/01/2012
Always nice having Sly as director again.
Always nice having Sly as director again.
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10:39AM on 08/01/2012

jason statham fan

hollywood is not properly using jason statham,IMO
hollywood is not properly using jason statham,IMO
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8:53AM on 08/01/2012
In another strikeback not so long ago I said that while I was a Stathan fan I would like to see him do something different, playing the bad guy here certainly would be a change.
Also Statham going up against bad guys, you know the result. Franco going up against Statham, now that could be interesting. You could at least feel Franco's vulnerability.
In another strikeback not so long ago I said that while I was a Stathan fan I would like to see him do something different, playing the bad guy here certainly would be a change.
Also Statham going up against bad guys, you know the result. Franco going up against Statham, now that could be interesting. You could at least feel Franco's vulnerability.
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8:19AM on 08/01/2012
Franco has surprised me before, but I'm having a hard time imagining him playing bad guy to Jason Statham. Kind of wish it was the other way around.
Franco has surprised me before, but I'm having a hard time imagining him playing bad guy to Jason Statham. Kind of wish it was the other way around.
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8:19AM on 08/01/2012
Franco has surprised me before, but I'm having a hard time imagining him playing bad guy to Jason Statham. Kind of wish it was the other way around.
Franco has surprised me before, but I'm having a hard time imagining him playing bad guy to Jason Statham. Kind of wish it was the other way around.
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