Carla Gugino will take over the female lead role in the action thriller “Faster” for CBS Films and Sony Pictures says Variety.
Joe and Tony Gayton penned the script in which Dwayne Johnson plays an ex-con out to avenge the death of his brother, a murder with connections to a similar killing a decade before.
Gugino will play the detective in charge of the investigation, a role Salma Hayek was originally set to play before she bowed out. Moon Bloodgood and Maggie Grace also star.
Shooting under the direction of George Tillman Jr. began earlier this month.