Dwayne Johnson Rocks Fast & Furious 5

7 May 2010 by Matt Risley

The-Tooth-FairyThe Rock there, being summoned from a lifetime of mediocre kiddy film hell for a part in Fast & Furious 5.The Fast & The Furious franchise is about to have its world Rocked.

It's looking increasingly likely that Dwayne Johnson will star in the fifth entry in the speedy series.

Deadline has reported that while he's yet to sign on the dotted line, The Artist Formerly Known As The Rock is already deep in talks to appear as a lawman who will more than likely be on the hunt for our renegade hero troupe starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez.

While Johnson has made a point of diversifying his acting roles in recent years, we can't help but feel after Race to Witch Mountain, Hannah Montana and the upcoming Tooth Fairy, it'd be a safe bankable bet to head back to driving, shooting and taking names.

And it'd at least prove our suspicions wrong that we've never actually seen The Rock and Vin Diesel in the same room at the same time.

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