George Tillman Jr. to Direct Faster


CBS Films is in talks with George Tillman Jr. to direct Faster, an action drama that will star Dwayne Johnson.

Johnson will play an ex-con bent on avenging the death of his brother, murdered 10 years earlier when the two were double-crossed during a heist.

Tillman Jr. will replace helmer Phil Joanou, who dropped out several months ago.

Joe and Tony Gayton wrote the script for the film, which will begin production in January 2010.