Winona Ryder and kid actress Izabela Vidovic have both signed up for the Sylvester Stallone-scripted “Homefront”, an action movie that will star Jason Statham as a former DEA agent who moves to a small town with his family, hoping for a little peace and relaxation, only to end up getting on the bad side of “a villainous meth kingpin named Gator”.
Gator, as you’ll recall, will be played by James Franco. Yes. It’s Franco vs. Statham. I’d ask “Who ya got”, but I think you know who you got. Hopefully Franco will have a small army of henchmen to keep things interesting at least.
In the film, Ryder will play “a former biker chick partnered with Franco”, while Vidovic will play Statham’s daughter.
Gary Fleder (“Runaway Jury”) is directing from the Stallone script, which is based on the series of novels by Chuck Logan.
Well, loosely based, anyway. The books starred an ex-cop name Phil Broker who got into all sorts of shenanigans. Broker is also married to an ex-Delta Force operator name Nina, though it’s probably unlikely they’ll include her in the movie. When you already have Statham cracking heads, it’s superfluous to have someone playing his wife sharing in the cracking of heads.
“Homefront” is scheduled to commence shooting late next month on location in New Orleans.
Ryder is coming off the comedy “The Dilemma” and can next be seen in the hitman drama “The Iceman”. Young Izabela Vidovic is just starting off her career, but already has a half dozen TV credits to her name. Kids work young these days, sheesh.
Via : THR