Feb 18, 2010

Carla Gugino joins cast of "FASTER"

Carla Gugino has signed on to the revenge thriller “Faster,” a co-production of CBS Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group. The announcement was made today by Amy Baer, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Films, the feature film division of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS). The project, which started principal photography in early February, is being directed by George Tillman, Jr. (“Notorious,” “Men of Honor,” “Soul Food”) and stars Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton and newcomer Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Scripted by Joe and Tony Gayton, “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. The film is being produced by Castle Rock Entertainment’s Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer, alongside Tony Gayton and Robert Teitel. Joe Gayton and Dara Weintraub are executive producers. Gugino was most recently seen on the big screen in “Watchmen” and “Race To Witch Mountain.” She teamed up again with “Watchmen” director Zach Snyder for his upcoming film “Sucker Punch” for Warner Bros. She has over 35 film credits to her name including “Righteous Kill,” “American Gangster,” and “Sin City,” and numerous television credits including her 9 episode stint as Vincent Chase’s agent Amanda Daniels in HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” Gugino is also an acclaimed theater actress whose stage roles include starring turns in Broadway’s Tenessee Williams’ “Suddenly Last Summer” (2006) and Arthur Miller’s “After The Fall” (2004). She most recently starred on Boadway in Robert Falls’ “Desire Under the Elms” for which she received rave reviews.

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