The Rock, Tillman Jr. Go "Faster"

By Garth Franklin Wednesday September 30th 2009 12:24AM

Dwayne '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.

Bob Teitel, Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer produces. Filming kicks off January 2010.