As the legendary music mourner Morrissey once proclaimed ‘Shoplifters of the world unite and take over.’ And with that THN can now confirm Winona Ryder has joined fellow celebrity thieving bastards Richard Madeley and Lindsay Lohan on action-thriller GOTTA PICK A POCKET OR TWO. Well not really, but that is a film I’d love to see. In truth, if negotiations are successful with Millennium Films then she’ll appear opposite Brit beefcake Jason Statham and James Franco on HOMEFRONT, which has a script by Statham’s fellow expendable Sylvester Stallone.

The film is to be directed by Gary Fleder, who gave us the superb all-star thrillers THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOUR DEAD and RUNAWAY JURY. It will see the Stath as a retired DEA Agent who’s pushed too far when his family is threatened by hoodlums in his hometown. Franco is said to be playing the main drug-dealing villain with Ryder set to play his partner in crime. They may also be a small role for Stallone. Kinda like the one he did for STAYING ALIVE, where he thought John Travolta nicked his wallet and with Ryder around, I’d expect they’d all be watching their belongings.

Source: THR

Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.


  1. Good for Winona but what a crappy article this is. Why not congratulate her, instead of bringing up some dumb incident from 12 yrs ago??? She’s a fantastic actress & deserves more respect.

  2. We here at THN try a have a little fun with some of our articles so try not to take my writing so seriously Ernie. There’s no doubt Ryder is a talented actress and I for one will be looking forward to seeing this, as well as her work in forthcoming Mob biopic THE ICEMAN.