Carla Gugino Wants to Go Faster With The Rock

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CBS Films CEO Amy Baer announced today that Carla Gugino has joined the cast of Faster, a revenge thriller starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton and newcomer Olvier Jackson-Cohen. The production started filming this month, with director George Tillman, Jr. (Notorious, Men of Honor, Soul Food) at the helm.

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Not to be confused with Nicolas Cage's Drive Angry, 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.

Sounds like the Rock is making a return to harder edged material with Faster, a change that seems welcome after his recent years being stuck as the headliner in cheeky kid comedies like Tooth Fairy. Guess he got tired of wearing tights...

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Carla Gugino is a very pretty actress. You may also recognize her from the HBO series Entourage and the short-lived show Karen Sisco. The fall of 2008 and spring of 2009 ought to be huge for this actress.

She appears first in Righteous Kill - with 50 Cent, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino - and then in Watchmen, which is based on the wildly successful comic book series. Keep your eye on Carla!

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