James Franco will take a villainous turn in a new action-thriller from Sylvester Stallone!
'Homefront' stars man-icon Jason Statham as a retired DEA agent who's forced back into the game when he returns to his hometown, only to find it overrun by violent drug traffickers. With a script by Sly himself there's sure to be plenty of action, and director Gary Fleder, best known for helming
psychological crime thrillers, seems like a good fit for the subject matter. Now Variety has announced that James Franco will join the mix as none other than -- you guessed it -- the drug dealer.
Of course, this won't be the lovable-pothead-James we're used to seeing, but "an evil meth magnate" who threatens the hero's family. Luckily Franco is an actor known for his range, and we've seen him do the evil thing before as the "Green Goblin Jr." in Sam Raimi's Spiderman trilogy. Executive producer Avi Lerner is very optimistic about the quality of the film's talent, saying quote, "I cannot think of a better group to put this film on the big screen."
Do you guys agree? Does Sly still have the writing chops to put out action classics? Will pretty-boy Franco succeed in scaring the pants off of us? Head down to the comments to let us know if you're looking forward to 'Homefront,' and don't forget to subscribe to ClevverMovies for more movie news! I'm Vivian Fabiola, see ya next time!