With Dwayne Johnson gearing up for the next Fast & Furious movie (Fast Five), here’s a look at the flick that will bridge the gap between kid movies and him squaring off against Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.
The movie is Faster, and it is the latest film from upstart production studio CBS Films. Having released two movies already this year (Extraordinary Measures and The Back-Up Plan), CBS Films is in need of a breakout hit. The third time may indeed be the charm, because Faster is a heist action-thriller starring Johnson as an ex-convict with revenge on his mind. Besides “The Rock,” the movie stars Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino, Jennifer Carpenter, Maggie Grace, Moon Bloodgood and Tom Berenger. The teaser doesn’t give us much – it is a teaser after all – but it has the potential to be a hit.
Faster is directed by George Tillman Jr., of Soul Food, Men of Honor and Notorious previously. The teaser had some good highlights – like it’s never a good idea to get in the way of Mr. Johnson and his .45. The Rock looks to lay the smackdown on his cinematic counterparts the day before Thanksgiving, on November 24th. So how do you guys feel about it? Will The Rock assert his authority, or will Faster be a box office casualty in lieu of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows opening a week prior.
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