Dwayne Johnson is returning to his violent beginning in films with "Faster." It is scheduled for release on November 24.
In it Johnson plays an ex-convict who avenges his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist. During his campaign, however, he's tracked by a veteran cop and an egocentric hit man. It definitely looks like an anti-hero role.
Below is the red band trailer for the film.
One thing I find funny about this film is the cast of characters listed at Wikipedia. At IMDB there is not even a listing for who the actors are playing. Here is the list:
Dwayne Johnson is Driver
Moon Bloodgood is Driver's girlfriend
Oliver Jackson-Cohen is a self-made millionaire who kills for fun
Billy Bob Thornton is a veteran cop
Maggie Grace is Killer's girlfriend
The movie also stars Tom Berenger and Carlo Gugino but their is no listing as to who they are playing.
This film just doesn't look very appealing to me. I think if I want to see The Rock in an action movie I will rewatch his remake of "Walking Tall." That film was a brainless, violent romp. What's your opinion?