Welcome to Jason Statham Source, your ultimate (unofficial) fan site for the British actor. We provide you with the latest news, photos and videos in regards to his projects - past, present and future - as well as detailed information about his impressive career. We also feature the most extensive Jason photo gallery along with rare and exclusive material you won't find anywhere else on the web. We always love to hear from fans but please keep in mind we are not in contact or affiliated with Mr. Statham and his representatives.
September 10th, 2013   JStatham.com Team   No Comments  

The first two “Homefront” production stills featuring Jason Statham have been released, and we are finally provided with more detailed information about the film’s story line and its cast.

Filmed in beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana, “Homefront” is the story of Phil Broker (played by Jason Statham), a former DEA agent who is trying to start a new life with his daughter. They move to a small town in Louisiana, where he finds himself butting heads with a former biker chick (played by Winona Ryder) and the local crime leader Gator (played by James Franco).

“Broker is trying to live off the grid with his daughter, live the idyllic life,” director Gary Fleder said. “But then he runs into Gator, who has a lot of people in town afraid. Looking at it within the paradigm of the classic Western, Gator is the guy with the black hat on. Even the sheriff doesn’t want to mess with him.”

Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay, which is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Chuck Logan. Originally, he wrote the role for himself but then decided to show the script to Jason Statham while on the set of “The Expendables 2” and adapted it to suit him. The story line gives Statham a chance to go beyond his impressive fighting skills.

“I’ve done certain kind of roles up to now, and this is different from the usual tough-guy role, who does not show a lot of emotion and is mostly action,” Statham wrote from the set of “The Expendables 3” in Bulgaria. “In this film you get to see the lighter side of me. Yet there is still the tough-guy element.”

Jason Statham’s onscreen daughter is played by 12-year-old Izabela Vidovic who was the first young actress to audition during a nationwide casting search. Although the director continued to look, he ended up giving the part to her.

“Call it karma, or fate,” Fleder said. “Sometimes it’s actually just the best person who walked into the room on the first day. She’s got tremendous skill and charisma, and you really believe they are father and daughter.”

When it comes to Jason Statham’s distinctive British accent, he doesn’t need to hide it for his role as his character starts with the DEA as a British Interpol agent.

“We had a long talk about it; Jason could do an American accent. But I wanted him to be comfortable in his skin, to focus on the character, not on his accent,” Fleder said.

We also get to see Jason Statham back on a horse since his first horseback riding adventure in the 2006 action fantasy film “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.”

“I learned how to gallop and move a little bit better on a horse and enjoy the challenge of it all,” Statham said. “I’m very confident around any sporting activity and learning any new skill.”

Don’t worry, you’ll still get to see plenty of action as a violent confrontation between Franco’s Gator and Statham’s Broker is inevitable.

“I won’t get into the mechanics of it, but they do go at it,” Fleder said. “There’s some good mano-a-mano stuff going on here.”

“Homefront” opens in US theaters on November 27, 2013 and in UK theaters on November 29, 2013.

Source: USA Today

Leave a Reply

Looking For Something?

Get notified the moment a new post is published.

Official Instagram
Official Facebook
What’s Next
Meg (2018)
Jason as Jonas Taylor
After an attack forces him to abandon half his crew, Jonas Taylor claims the attack was caused by a 70-foot shark, and must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible. Could the Megalodon still be alive?
Previous Projects
The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Jason as Deckard Shaw
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Jason as Arthur Bishop
Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.
Spy (2015)
Jason as Rick Ford
Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.
Furious 7 (2015)
Jason as Deckard Shaw
Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother.
Wild Card (2015)
Jason as Nick Wild
Nick Wild is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes…and this time, it’s all or nothing.
Our Instagram
Our Facebook