This is the story of an ex-con who sets out to avenge his brother’s death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. Directed by George Tillman Jr who directed Soul Food back in 1997 and then went on to mainly produce.
The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace and Moon Bloodgood and is out next week.
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After 10 years in prison, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has a singular focus – to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment.
Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he’s finally on his mission…but with two men on his trail – a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) just days from retirement, and a young egocentric hitman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) with a flair for the art of killing and a newfound worthy opponent.
The hunter is also the hunted. It’s a do or die race to the list’s finish as the mystery surrounding his brother’s murder deepens, and new details emerge along the way hinting that Driver’s list may be incomplete.
Dwayne Johnson (Gridiron Gang, The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns), Billy Bob Thornton (Eagle Eye, Monster’s Ball) and newcomer Oliver Jackson-Cohen star alongside Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Maggie Grace (Taken) and Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) in Faster, a co-production between CBS Films, the film division within CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS), and TriStar Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. George Tillman Jr. (Notorious, Men of Honor, Soul Food) directs from a screenplay written by Joe and Tony Gayton. Faster wrapped principal photography in April 2010 and is scheduled to release in US theaters November 2010.
The film is produced by Castle Rock Entertainment’s Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer, along with Tony Gayton and State Street Pictures’ Robert Teitel. Joe Gayton and Dara Weintraub are executive producers.
US and Canada release November 24, 2010
UK release February 25, 2011