Oscar nominee Salma Hayek and Taken star Maggie Grace are ready to play with the big boys in their next feature film. Both actresses are attached to star alongside Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton in the action flick, Faster. According to Variety, one of these ladies has already signed on the dotted line, while another is in final negotiations.
The story for Faster centers on an ex-con hell bent on avenging his brothers death. Johnson will play a character named Driver, while Thornton will star as a veteran cop who trails him as he races to settle with those responsible for his brother’s murder. Also in the mix is Killer, an egocentric hitman who’s after Driver. Maggie Grace has officially joined the cast of the film, while Hayek is still in talks.
More than likely one of the actresses in question will be some sort of love interest for Johnson, and maybe the other will be a monkey wrench that gets thrown into his plans. The film will be directed by George Tillman Jr. and will begin production next month in Los Angeles. I can’t wait to see Johnson get back into some more action oriented films. His next feature to hit theaters is entitled the Tooth Fairy, and it’s more of a family friendly comedy.
Who do you think Grace and Hayek will play in the film?