Open Road Films and Endgame Releasing have struck a deal to acquire the U.S. distribution rights to Millennium Films’ action thriller Homefront, directed by Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury, Don’t Say A Word) from a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and based on the book by Chuck Logan. The film stars Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, and Frank Grillo.
Open Road Films and Endgame Releasing will release Homefront nationwide on October 4, 2013. The deal was announced today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, James D.Stern, CEO of Endgame Entertainment and Avi Lerner, Chairman of Millennium Films.
Homefront is an action movie about a widowed ex-DEA agent who retires to a small town for the sake of his 10-year-old daughter. The only problem is he picked the wrong town.
Homefront is produced by Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King Templeton and John Thompson. Executive producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, and Mark Gill.
Working from a terrific script by Sylvester Stallone, Gary Fleder has crafted a smart, suspenseful, action-packed thriller which is Jason Statham’s most exciting movie in years, stated Ortenberg.
“I have great admiration for the strong, successful company that Tom Ortenberg and his team have built from scratch, and for their consistency in picking great movies and delivering great results: from ‘The Grey’ to ‘End of Watch’ to ‘A Haunted House,’ to name just a few,” Lerner said. “Their expertise and their passion for this project, which is one of the best-testing films in our company history, gives me very high hopes for our chances on the U.S. release.”