Carla Gugino Replacing Salma Hayek in the Thriller 'Faster'

February 18, 2010

Carla Gugino

Back in a January edition of our Casting Tidbits we reported that the voluptuous Salma Hayek would be taking on a role in the George Tillman directed, Joe and Tony Gayton written, revenge/heist thriller Faster. However, at the end of last month, in the midst of all the Sundance madness, Hayek dropped out of the project due to scheduling issues leaving an open spot for a new female cast member which Variety says has just been filled by another vixen, Watchmen's original Silk Spectre, the lovely Carla Gugino. She'll play a detective, hot on Dwayne Johnson's revenge trail and hell-bent on connecting the killings of an old case.

In Faster, Johnson plays an ex-con who is out to avenge his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago, but he's being trailed by a veteran cop. More than beautiful, Gugino is a talented actress who has taken on her fair share of unique roles. She'll be holding her own along with the likes of other beautiful, though, I think, somewhat less talented actresses in Maggie Grace and Moon Bloodgood - also both cast in this. I'll be waiting for a trailer before I full pass judgment on this flick simply because the concept is so generic, but has the potential to be a fun ride, depending on where George Tillman takes it.

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  • Cody
    Easily one of the sexiest women alive.
    @ 1 agree lovely,sin city & watchmen hot,hot,hot.
  • Dave Lister, JMC
    Carla Gugino is way hotter, so this is a good change. Salma Hayek seems to have gotten too caught up in reading her own press clippings... which are all at least ten years old as she hasn't done much that is worthy of note lately. Don't get me wrong, Salma Hayek ain't ugly; it's just that Carla Gugino is easier on the eyes.
  • Staatz
    Wait.. Dwayne Johnson is doing an action movie that isn't for kids? That's some creative casting!
  • kitano0
    Carla Gugino is a welcome addition to....well, anything!
  • birddog
    Carla Gugino was in Race to Witch Mountain with Dwayne Johnson already...Hopefully this time around it will be a better project.




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