Good Morning
Good Morning

The Rock brings the action in 'Faster'

Portrait of Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson taken at

Portrait of Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson taken at Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. Credit: Los Angeles Times/Anne Cusack

Here is the teaser-trailer for the hot-rod action-flick "Faster," starring Dwayne Johnson as an ex-con out for revenge and Billy Bob Thornton as the hit-man on his trail.

Despite its lawsuit-taunting title, the film has no relation to the "Fast & Furious" franchise. It's confusing, though, because the upcoming "Fast & Furious 5" is also set to star Dwayne Johnson (along with returning regulars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, of course).

At any rate, both  "Faster" and "Fast & Furious 5" seem to mark Johnson's return to the action genre. His unlikely reinvention as a family-film star hasn't translated into box-office gold: Recent movies like "Tooth Fairy" (above) and "Race to Witch Mountain" grossed in the barely passable $60-million range.

Johnson was also recently tapped to replace Clive Owen in "Protection," an action film that takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border. It's due for release Nov. 24, 2010.

More Entertainment