Billy Bob Thornton joins Dwayne Johnson in action drama Faster

Billy Bob Thornton has joined the cast of the action drama Faster

Dwayne Johnson has been cast as ex-con Driver, who wants to avenge his brother’s murder. Thornton will play Cop, a veteran policeman who trails Driver as he attempts to settle the score. There will also be a third “egocentric hitman” character, who is attempting to kill off Driver.

Joe and Tony Gayton have penned the script, which begins shooting in the New Year.