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Faster – First look at Dwayne Johnson

Posted by LiveFor on March 17, 2010


Faster is the film about an ex-con (Johnson) who is out to avenge his brother’s murder. The film, directed by George Tillman, also stars Billy Bob Thornton and Carla Gugino as cops working to stop Johnson from completing his deadly to-do list.

USA Today had this first photo from the film.

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Faster – Carla Gugino steps in for Salma Hayek

Posted by LiveFor on February 18, 2010

Carla Gugino (Watchmen, Sin City) has taken over the role recently vacated by Salma Hayek in the cast of Faster, the George Tillman Jr. directed revenge thriller starring Dwayne Johnson.

Johnson plays Driver, an ex-con out to avenge his brother’s murder. Billy Bob Thornton plays Cop, a veteran policeman who trails Driver as he races to settle with those responsible for the murder. Also in the mix is Killer, an egocentric hitman who’s after Driver.

Gugino will play the detective in charge of the investigation, “hot on his trail and hell-bent on connecting the killings with a decade-old case.” Also in the cast is Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) as Johnson’s girlfriend; Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who will be one of the killers on the Rock’s trail, and Maggie Grace (Taken) in an unspecified role.

Source: /Film

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The Random – Kick-Ass, The Ghost Writer, Cowboys & Aliens, Thor, The Hobbit, G.I. Joe, Clash of the Titans, Tree of Life, Despicable Me, The Expendables, Faster

Posted by LiveFor on January 8, 2010

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced it will host the world premiere of Lionsgate and Marv Films’ “Kick-Ass” for its 2010 Opening Night on March 12th in Austin, Texas.

Polanski’s The Ghost Writer to be released in February according to Variety.

Jon Favreau’s 3D comic adaptation “Cowboys & Aliens” at DreamWorks is apparently slated to start shooting in July –More

Shooting is scheduled to begin today on Marvel Studios’ “Thor” at Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach. ‘Babel’ and Drag Me to Hell actress Adriana Barraza may be joining the cast.

The two Guillermo del Toro-directed Hobbit films will begin filming this June for a 14-month shoot in New Zealand.

Zombieland writers may have been hired by Paramount Pictures to begin work on the script for the sequel to “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

Rock band Muse is tipped to be doing the film score for the upcoming Clash of the Titans remake – More

Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” could be heading for a Cannes Film Festival premiere and a Fall release – More

Three-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams will write original music for Universal Pictures’ upcoming 3-D CGI feature “Despicable Me“. This marks the first time The Neptunes and N.E.R.D. artist will compose music for a film. Oscar winner Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira are also composing the score.

Sylvester Stallone broke his neck while filming The Expendables.

Maggie Grace (Lost, Taken) joins Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton in FasterMore

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Billy Bob Thornton joins The Rock on Faster

Posted by LiveFor on October 28, 2009

bbtBilly Bob Thornton is set to star opposite Dwayne Johnson in the George Tillman-directed action drama Faster according to Variety.

Johnson plays Driver, an ex-con out to avenge his brother’s murder. Thornton plays Cop, a veteran policeman who trails Driver as he races to settle with those responsible for the murder. Also in the mix is Killer, an egocentric hitman who’s after Driver.

Killer is still to be cast. Now I am not sure whether the characters will have actual names mentioned in the film, but the fact that they are just Cop, Driver and Killer makes me think that this film could well be a little different to other action films.

We’ll have to wait and see.

Joe and Tony Gayton wrote the script.

Production will begin early next year.

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The Rock is to go Faster

Posted by LiveFor on September 30, 2009

Oscars ArrivalsDwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is set to star and George Tillman Jr. (“Notorious”) is in talks to direct the action drama “Faster” for CBS Films says Variety.

Johnson will play an ex-con bent on avenging the death of his brother, who was murdered 10 years earlier when the two were double-crossed during a heist. Joe and Tony Gayton penned the script.

Johnson began negotiating when Phil Joanou (“Gridiron Gang”) was expected to direct, but Joanou dropped out several months ago.

Filming begins in January 2010.

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