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Billy Bob joins Rock

Oct. 28, 2009by:

Billy Bob Thornton has signed on to co-star with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the upcoming action flick FASTER. While this is mildly interesting news on its own, the most fascinating part for me are the character names. Johnson will be playing a character named Driver, who just so happens to be a driver. Thornton will be playing a character named Cop, who just so happens to be a cop. Yet to be cast is a character named Killer, who just so happens to be...nevermind, I think you catch my drift.

I'm guessing (hoping?) that the characters names are never spoken in the film and are named "Cop" and "Driver" simply for reference purposes (sort of like "Him" and "Her" in ANTICHRIST) and that those aren't really their names. The project was written by Joe and Tony Gayton and will be directed by George Tillman, Jr. (NOTORIOUS). Production on FASTER is expected to begin early next year, right after Johnson's latest masterpiece, THE TOOTH FAIRY hits theaters.

Extra Tidbit: The Gayton brothers last writing effort was the direct-to-DVD Van Damme flick THE SHEPHERD.
Source: Variety

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7:39PM on 10/28/2009
Reznorchrist, there are TONS of movies out there where a characters name isn't known and their credit is something to describe them.

Pulp Fiction? Yes. Pumpkin and Honey Bunny. Fight Club? Yes. Norton's credit is simply "Narrator". It's not an "idea" as you put it, it's a writing technique used all the time.

Also, Joblo, the fact that you actually think their character names are Cop and Driver makes you guys look like idiots. Of COURSE their characters names aren't mentioned and they
Reznorchrist, there are TONS of movies out there where a characters name isn't known and their credit is something to describe them.

Pulp Fiction? Yes. Pumpkin and Honey Bunny. Fight Club? Yes. Norton's credit is simply "Narrator". It's not an "idea" as you put it, it's a writing technique used all the time.

Also, Joblo, the fact that you actually think their character names are Cop and Driver makes you guys look like idiots. Of COURSE their characters names aren't mentioned and they credit them based on their professions. DUH.
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11:35AM on 10/28/2009

Walter Hill of Beans

The underrated 70's thriller "The Driver," which was directed by the also underrated Walter Hill, already used this "no-name" idea.

May Hollywood choke on re-makes, re-imaginings, and re-boots. Bunch of re-tards.
The underrated 70's thriller "The Driver," which was directed by the also underrated Walter Hill, already used this "no-name" idea.

May Hollywood choke on re-makes, re-imaginings, and re-boots. Bunch of re-tards.
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