Carla Gugino has signed on to the revenge thriller Faster, a co-production of CBS Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group. The announcement was made today by Amy Baer, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Films, the feature film division of CBS Corporation. The project, which started principal photography in early February, is being directed by George Tillman, Jr. (Notorious, Men of Honor, Soul Food) and stars Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton and newcomer Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
Scripted by Joe and Tony Gayton, Faster follows an ex-con (Johnson) as he sets out to avenge his brother’s murder with a deadly to-do list. Gugino plays Cicero, a detective who is hot on his trail as she diligently connects details of this recent crime spree with those of the brother’s decade-old killing.
The film is being produced by Castle Rock Entertainment’s Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer, alongside Tony Gayton and Robert Teitel. Joe Gayton and Dara Weintraub are executive producers.