‘Homefront’ Trailer: Hillbilly James Franco Picks a Fight With Jason Statham


History has proven that the only things one needs to make an entertaining movie are Jason Statham, a reason for Jason Statham to fight a bunch of goons, and a bunch of goons for Jason Statham to fight. So seeing as Homefront has even more good stuff going on in it than that, chances are it’s going to be the best thing action movie fans have seen in a while. I mean, its bad guy is James Franco playing a loud-mouthed, small town meth cooker named Gator, and it’s coming to us from the director of Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (Gary Fleder). What more could you ask for?

The basic story here is that Jason Statham is playing Jason Statham, but this time around he has a young daughter who he’s moved out to the country. Once said daughter has a playground scuffle with the local mouth-breathing fat kid, and said fat kid’s mother turns out to be a crazy trashball (Kate Bosworth) with ties to the would-be local drug kingpin (Franco), conflict escalates to confrontation, and then confrontation escalates to Statham putting a bunch of people’s heads through plate glass windows. Click through to watch it all go down for yourself.

Do Franco and Kate Bosworth make for a great couple of despicable hillbilly villains, or what? Watching them get what’s coming to them has just become the top priority for the rest of 2013. In order to do so though, you’re probably going to have to set aside some time in your bingeing and napping schedule this Thanksgiving, because that’s when Homefront is scheduled to hit theaters, and you don’t want to be out in public the next day when everyone is at the height of their shopping-induced insanity. Turkey, stuffing, Jason Statham vs. hillbilly James Franco—this is how we celebrate here in America. There’s just so much to be thankful for.

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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