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Jason Statham flattered to be offered Sylvester Stallone role


Action man Jason Statham doesn't need an Oscar to cement his success, because his pal Sylvester Stallone has handed him something much better -- a role he wrote for himself.

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The Brit, who teamed up with Stallone for the two "Expendables" films, reveals his next movie, "Homefront," was one his hero had planned to write and star in.

"He said, 'Listen, Jay, I'm not going to be able to do this. I'd love for you to do this,' and it was one of the greatest compliments I could ever get," Statham told Men's Fitness magazine. "Someone who wrote something for himself, who is a real class A filmmaker, class A screenwriter, just handed a project over to me. That was a great moment in my career."

In "Homefront," Statham will play a former agent battling crooks in a small U.S. town. The film, which Stallone adapted from a novel by Chuck Logan, will also feature Wynona Ryder, Kate Bosworth and James Franco.

Feb 14, 2013 12:09PM
I've always maintained that Sly Stallone is a class act, and MUCH more intelligent than his critics give him credit for.  Plus, he's from my hometown, Montgomery County, Maryland!
Feb 14, 2013 1:07PM
Jason Statham-Eye candy, martial artist skills, and acting chops to boot.
Feb 14, 2013 8:25AM
Sounds similar in plot to that movie Arnold just did.
Feb 24, 2013 1:50PM
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