At first glance, Homefront looks like your average Jason Statham film. You know what I’m talking about. Insert bad guy. Film a few fight scenes. Add a brooding Statham to the mix. He definitely has a niche. While his films have that typical formula, his latest is much more than that.
What makes Homefront different is the solid crew working in front and behind the cameras. Gary Fleder directs the film, whose previous outstanding work include Don’t Say A Word (Michael Douglas) and Runaway Jury (Rachel Weisz). Adapting the script is none other than Slyvester Stallone. You might laugh but remember, he earned an Oscar writing nomination for Rocky. Joining Statham on screen are Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder, Mischa Barton, Vincent D’Onofrio and James Franco. If Franco is on board, you know the script isn’t half bad.
Homefront is based on Chuck Logan’s novel of the same name. Statham plays a low level DEA agent who sees his quiet family life turned upside down when his daughter engages in a little playground fight. Turns out the kid she beats up has a father who belongs to a group of drug traffickers lead by Franco. Homefront is scheduled to hit theaters on November 27. Check out the trailer below.