Director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator) has informed MTV that he has cast Tyrese Gibson (Transformers) as a contestant in his Death Race 3000 an update of the 1975 classic starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone.

Tyrese joins previously confirmed cast member Jason Statham, where the two tough guys face the most unlikely of opponents, Anderson announced ... Joan Allen (The Bourne Ultimatum). "She kicks the most ass out of everybody," Anderson smiled, revealing for the first time that the three-time Oscar nominee will join the cast as well.

Anderson pledges that the film is a "faithful remake" which follows a group of contestants on a cross-country race who score points for running down pedestrians.

The movie is set for release in 2008.