British actor cast in Dwayne Johnson pic


Oliver Jackson-Cohen has bagged a role opposite Dwayne Johnson in the CBS Films/Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group revenge drama "Faster." "Terminator Salvation" actress Moon Bloodgood has joined the cast as well.

Maggie Grace and Billy Bob Thornton are already aboard, and Salma Hayek is negotiating to come on.

George Tillman Jr. ("Notorious") is directing the screenplay by Joe and Tony Gayton about an ex-con pursued by cops and killers as he sets out to avenge his brother's death.

Jackson-Cohen will play a self-made millionaire who kills for fun; Bloodgood will play the ex-con's girlfriend.

Filming begins next month.

Castle Rock's Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer are producing with Tony Gayton and Robert Teitel. Joe Gayton is an executive producer.

Jackson-Cohen, repped by WME, Schachter Entertainment and Hamilton Hodell in the U.K., next appears in "Going the Distance," which Warner Bros. will release in October. He starred in the British series "Lark Rise to Candleford."

Bloodgood, repped by UTA and Caliber Media Company, has appeared in the TV series "Burn Notice" and "Day Break" and the features "What Just Happened" and "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li."
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