James Franco Heads to Homefront


James Franco has joined the cast of Millennium Films’ Homefront, Variety reports. He’ll star opposite the previously-attached Jason Statham in the Gary Fleder action thriller, drafted by Sylvester Stallone and officially described as follows:

A DEA Agent (Statham) retires to a seemingly quiet place with an underbelly of drugs and violence. When his family is threatened he is forced back into action to save his loved ones and the town.

Franco will play Gator, a meth magnate who has taken over Statham’s character’s hometown.

Franco appeared last year in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and can soon be seen in About Cherry and Spring Breakers.