- Title: USA: "Faster" rolls out for premiere
- Date: 26th November 2010
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 22, 2010) (REUTERS) (*** FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ***) WIDE OF ARRIVAL LINE "FASTER" POSTERS ALONG ARRIVAL LINE DWAYNE JOHNSON ARRIVING AT THE PREMIERE PHOTOGRAPHERS DWAYNE JOHNSON WITH CROWD LOTUS ELAN AUTOMOBILE (SOUNDBITE) (English) DWAYNE JOHNSON ON THE CARS IN THE FILM, SAYING: "We went thru a total of 6 of those cars. So luckily, we spent some dollars, its all right, its all in the business of entertainment." MUSCLE CAR CAST SHOT BILLY BOB THORNTON BEING INTERVIEWED "FASTER" CO-STAR OLIVER JACKSON -COHEN (SOUNDBITE) (English) DWAYNE JOHNSON ON THE FILM, SAYING: "If you are a guy and come Monday you don't want to be the guy that goes to work and everyone is asking what you you did this weekend, 'I went to go see the Rock kick ass at the movies. What did you do?' You don't want to be the guy that says, 'My girl took me to the chick flick.' You don't want to be that guy." DOLPH LUNDGREN DWAYNE JOHNSON VARIOUS OF MUSICIAN NIKKI SIXX
- Embargoed: 11th December 2010 12:00
- Location: Usa
- Country: USA
- Reuters ID: LVA90C7AE4UEVMXGV8V8XXHRRAIZ
- Story Text: Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton shared the spotlight with some classic cars at the Hollywood premiere of the action thriller "Faster." The screening took place Monday night (November 22) at the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where several of the cars that star in the film graced the arrival line.
"We went through a total of 6 of those cars," explained Johnson, on the cost of the film's high octane car chase scenes. "So luckily, we spent some dollars, it's alright, it's all in the business of entertainment."
In the film, Johnson plays Driver, who after 10 years in prison, has a singular focus - to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. Now a free man, he's finally on his missionâ€¦but with two men on his trail - a veteran cop played by Billy Bob Thornton just days from retirement, and a deadly hitman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, with a flair for the art of killing, the plot takes on a classic case of kill or be killed.
Johnson believes the action film should be able to find an audience at the box office.
"If you are a guy and come Monday you don't want to be the guy that goes to work and everyone is asking what you you did this weekend, 'I went to go see The Rock kick ass at the movies. What did you do?' You don't want to be the guy that says, 'My girl took me to the chick flick.' You don't want to be that guy," joked Johnson.
"Faster" hits theaters on November 24.
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