CBS Films is negotiating with George Tillman Jr. to direct the action drama Faster, starring Dwayne Johnson.

According to Variety, Johnson will play an ex-con bent on avenging the murder of his brother.

When Johnson began negotiating, his Gridiron Gang director Phil Joanou was expected to direct the film, but he dropped out several months ago. Joe and Tony Gayton wrote the script.

Production is set for early 2010.