James Franco is set to join Jason Statham in Millennium Films' upcoming action-thriller Homefront, penned by Sylvester Stallone.
According to Variety, Gary Fleder will direct the film which follows ex-DEA agent Statham as he moves to a new town to try and escape a troubled past. When The Stath arrives however, he discovers that the place is riddled with crime and headed up by a meth magnate, played by Franco.
Stallone will serve as a producer for the film alongside Kevin King Templeton and Rene Besson, with Trevor Short and Avi Lerner executive producing.
Lerner said, "I cannot think of a better group to put this film on the big screen. Sly's script is fantastic, James and Jason are remarkable actors and Gary really knows how direct this type of film. We start production at the end of September in New Orleans."
Fleder has previously directed "Runaway Jury" and "Kiss the Girls" while Statham and Stallone will be appearing onscreen together in The Expendables 2.