Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s vehicle action movie “Faster” has cast one female lead, and is in negotiations with a second one. Maggie Grace, the abducted daughter from “Taken” (she’s set to reprise the role in the sequel), has already signed on to star with Johnson, while Mexican spitfire Salma Hayek is currently dotting the “i’s” and crossing the “t’s” to do likewise. No word on what roles the two women will be playing. Also in the cast is Billy Bob Thornton, playing a cop who is trailing Johnson’s character, an ex-con and ex-wheelman looking to avenge his brother’s murder.
George Tillman is directing from a script by Joe and Tony Gayton.