Dwayne Johnson is ‘Faster’

The Rock is heading back to his roots – to an action film. Enough with the crappy comedies like Tooth FairyDwayne Johnson is a man out for revenge after being released from prison. His upcoming film is called Faster and it is a return to his roots as an action star in….. well….okay none of his films have been all that good. Walking Tall was an okay way to kill 86 minutes.

Yahoo has a new teaser trailer for Faster, and about all we see is Johnson looking very angry. He’s upset, and rightfully so – his brother was killed in a botched bank robbery. Now he’s out for revenge and he’s got a sweet car and a radio that seems to preach to him. Vanishing Point anyone?

The movie also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace, Moon Bloodgood and Carla Gugino and is being directed by George Tillman, Jr. (Men of Honor). So basically there’s Angelina Jolie’s ugly ex and a bunch of eye candy that surrounds a story where Johnson tears the town apart. Might be watchable. Er…

Hit the jump to see the synopsis and watch the teaser trailer.

Synopsis: After 10 years in prison, Driver has a singular focus – to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he’s finally on his mission… but with two men on his trail – a veteran cop just days from retirement, and a young egocentric hitman with a flair for the art of killing and a newfound worthy opponent. The hunter is also the hunted. It’s a do or die race to the list’s finish as the mystery surrounding his brother’s murder deepens, and new details emerge along the way hinting that Driver’s list may be incomplete.

Look for the film November 24 from CBS Films.

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