Billy Bob Thornton is set to star opposite Dwayne Johnson in the George Tillman-directed action drama Faster.

According to Variety, Johnson plays Driver, an ex-con out to avenge his brother's murder. Thornton plays Cop, a veteran policeman who trails Driver as he races to settle with those responsible for the murder. Also in the mix is Killer, an egocentric hitman who's after Driver. That role hasn't been cast yet.

Joe and Tony Gayton wrote the script.

Production will begin early next year.