If you asked most people who’d they’d expect to pair up for a movie, few people would say James Franco and Jason Statham – especially working from a script by Sylvester Stallone. However perhaps it shouldn’t be the surprising, as Franco seems to make it his mission in life to confound expectations.
Variety reports that’s just what’s happening, as Franco has signed on to star alongside Jason Statham in Homefront. The movie is about Phil Broker (Jason Statham), a former DEA agent who moves his family to a quiet town to escape his past. However, he discovers the town is overrun by a dangerous meth distributor named Gator (James Franco).
Gary Fleder is directing from a script by Sylvester Stallone. It isn’t known if Sylvester Stallone plans on starring in the project as well.