Source: Deadline New York
It’s about time that Dwayne Johnson got back to his roots. After being unimpressive in Fox’s Tooth Fairy and picking a flop of a animated feature (Planet 51), the wrestling star turned actor is ready to rock the multiplex once again as resident ass-kicker.
He’ll next be seen as an ex-con hunting his brothers killer in CBS Films Faster and may be staying in fifth gear for Universal’s Fast Five. Deadline reports that Johnson may be joining the lucrative action/racing franchise as a lawman hunting Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) following the events of 2009’s Fast and Furious.
Justin Lin returns to the fold to direct from Chris Morgan’s script. The studio is eyeing a June 10, 2011 release for the fifth installment. There is no confirmation from Universal regarding Johnson’s involvement, but we think that he’d spice up the film for sure. Count us in!