If you read the article I published this weekend about the Jack Reacher books and Paramount’s involvement in them, then you already know part of what Dwayne Johnson and I discussed when we sat down last Friday at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.
Some, but not all. I’ve spoken with him enough times that I feel comfortable with the occasional digression. I think that’s where the Reacher talk came from. It’s also why we ended up talking about “Point Blank,” and it’s the reason the entire interview sort of zips by.
It’s interesting, because as much as I’d love to talk about whatever dynamic there is between him and Billy Bob Thornton, but this is a movie where the two protagonists are largely kept apart. It’s a very specific type of performance, and I like that Johnson is able to bring something new to each time we sit down to talk.
It’s a short chat, but that’s fine. I’ve got one long interview with Johnson from the set of “Fast Five” already stored on my hard drive, and I’ll be seeing him again next week as well. I’m starting to suspect that he’s been cloned, and there’s an army of Dwayne Johnsons slowly taking over Hollywood.
If so, I think action movies are in good hands, and I look forward to seeing the results.
“Faster” opens in theaters everywhere tomorrow.