James Franco joins Jason Statham in Sylvester Stallone’s Homefront

He’ll play a villainous meth tycoon

James Franco has signed up to star with Jason Statham in Sylvester Stallone’s next action-thriller, Homefront.

And for the first time since Spider-Man 3, Franco will be playing a villain - here an insidious meth tycoon.

Statham, meanwhile, is the film’s hero, Phil Broker, an ex-DEA agent who moves to a quiet town with his family. But something from his past won’t let him rest.

“Sly’s script is fantastic,” says executive producer Avi Lerner. “James and Jason are remarkable actors and Gary really knows how to direct this type of film.”

Written and produced by Stallone, Homefront is being directed by Kiss The Girls filmmaker Gary Fleder.

From that plotline, it sounds like stock action stuff to us, but with Statham and Franco going head-to-head, this could be worth checking out.

Production kicks off in September in New Orleans.

Glad Franco's making a villainous comeback? Tell us below...


    • alexr

      Aug 1st 2012, 8:12

      Sounds great! Stallone, Statham, Franco and Fleder for the WIN!

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    • McSerious

      Aug 1st 2012, 12:10

      Sounds very stock action haha! "I'm out of the game man, I'm with my family... I'm happy." "We need you Broker, now more than ever, one last time!" "No chance." *Something bad happens* "Gimme a shooter!" Should be fun though. And I'm pretty sure Franco's cameo in The Green Hornet counts as a villain.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 1st 2012, 14:13

      You had me at Insidious meth tyc**n.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 1st 2012, 14:13

      Ok so it's fine for you guys to put that word in the article but not the comments section, really.....really.

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