Jason Statham vs. James Franco?!

The stars of The Transporter and Pineapple Express will face off in a film written by Sylvester Stallone. Wowzers.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani


It's a pairing you never thought would happen, if only because you would have never considered it: Expendables 2 star Jason Statham will take on his deadliest opponent to date in the form of comedian/author/documentarian/director/Oscar host/Academy Award-nominee James Franco. The film is called Homefront, not to be confused with the Showtime television series, and it was written by Sylvester Stallone.

Variety reports that Homefront finds Statham starring as a DEA agent to moves his family to a quiet, peaceful town that also happens to be run by a violent drug dealer named Gator, played by Franco. So long as Franco gets his kung fu skills in order by the time production begins, we're happy. That's a fight scene the world needs.

Homefront has an excellent pedigree. Stallone is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director Gary Fleder was behind some above-average thrillers in the past (Kiss the Girls, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead and even the "badass who finds action in a small town" genre is a long and storied one, which includes such well-regarded films as Walking Tall, Marked for Death and China O'Brien

CraveOnline will be back with more Homefront news after we Arnold Schwarzenegger punches out Jack Black.