The Rock returns to action with ‘Faster’

Thursday, November 11, 2010

LOS ANGELES - After starring in a string of comedies and other light-hearted outings, professional wrestler-turned-Hollywood actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is back at what he is known for - action, in upcoming thriller Faster, that releases simultaneously in India Nov 26.

Last seen in a full-fledged action avatar in 2002s The Scorpion King, the 38-year-old will be seen as a vendetta seeking individual who has come out of prison after a decade.

Faster releases simultaneously in India and the US Nov 26 in English, Hindi and Tamil, according to a statement by Sony Pictures Entertainment, the producers and distributors of the movie.

Directed by George Tillman, Jr., the movie also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino, Moon Bloodgood, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Maggie Grace.

The movie will portray Johnson as Driver who has a singular focus after coming out of imprisonment after a decade - to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his jail term.

Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he’s on his mission but with two men on his trail - a veteran cop (Thornton) just days from retirement and a young egocentric hitman (Jackson-Cohen) with a flair for the art of killing and a newfound worthy opponent.

As the mystery surrounding his brother’s murder deepens, new details emerge along the way hinting that Driver’s list may be incomplete.

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