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James Franco as a ‘Southern-fried Meth Kingpin’ up against Jason Statham in HOMEFRONT, written by Sylvester Stallone

James White says “it was only a matter of time before James Franco turned Heisenberg…Sylvester Stallone wrote the script, in which Statham plays Phil Broker, a family man who moves off the grid with his daughter (Izabela Vidovic), to a quiet bayou backwater to escape his troubled past. However, Broker’s world soon becomes anything but quiet once he discovers that an underbelly of drugs and violence riddles the small town. Soon, a sociopathic methamphetamine kingpin, Gator Bodine (Franco), puts Broker and his daughter in harm’s way, forcing Broker back into action to save his family and the town.”

Read more at Empire.

GRUDGE MATCH: De Niro vs. Stallone

The new trailer for GRUDGE MATCH has dropped. A comic title bout between two film heavyweights… Jake La Motta vs. Rocky Balboa!

Alan Arkin looks to be hilarious, as usual.

James White at Empire reports:

“Grudge Match follows what happens when two old school boxers, whose careers peaked in the 1980s, are brought back together for one final, grand slam fit of fisticuffs.

It’s all the idea of boxing promoter Dante (Kevin Hart), who spots an opportunity to reunite bitter old rivals Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (De Niro) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (Stallone), who traded blows and championship belts before Razor announced his retirement before a big deciding match.

Before they get back in the ring, though, the pair meet while filming motion capture scenes for a new boxing game, and the old conflict comes bubbling back to the surface. Soon, the HBO bout is a hot ticket, but can the two old timers make it through training?

While the trailer shows the film is frontloading the laughs, it does appear there’s a fair chunk of emotion running through this one too as the veteran fighters consider their lives and confront old demons, including Billy’s discovery that he has a son (The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal).”

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