Thornton, Johnson Go “Faster”

Billy Bob Thornton and Dwayne Johnson are teaming for the action drama “Faster” for CBS Films and Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group says Variety.

Johnson plays Driver, an ex-con out to avenge his brother’s murder. Thornton plays Cop, a veteran policeman who trails Driver as he races to settle with those responsible for the murder.

Also in the mix is Killer, an egocentric hitman who’s after Driver. That role hasn’t been cast yet. Joe and Tony Gayton wrote the script.

Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer, Tony Gayton and Robert Teitel will produce. George Tillman (“Notorious”) directs and shooting kicks off early next year.