‘Vampire Diaries’ Actor Todd Williams Joins Dwayne Johnson’s Earthquake Movie

Brad Peyton is directing “San Andreas” for New Line and Village Roadshow

Todd Williams, who’s best known for his work on Fox’s “The Chicago Code” and the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” has been cast alongside Dwayne Johnson in New Line’s action-packed earthquake movie, “San Andreas,” TheWrap has learned.

Brad Peyton is set to direct the film, which is being produced by Beau Flynn and co-financier Village Roadshow.

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When “The Big One” strikes California, a special ops firefighter (Johnson) and his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) must make the treacherous journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue his daughter, who will be played by Alexandra Daddario (“True Detective”).

Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”) co-stars as a reporter investigating the natural disaster.

Williams will play Marcus Crowlings, an old Army friend of Johnson’s and fellow member of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s rescue squad.

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Williams is a TV veteran who has multiple episodes of “Chicago Code,” “Vampire Diaries,” “In Plain Sight” and “Switched at Birth” under his belt. He co-starred with Kevin Hart, Laz Alonso and Anthony Anderson in the 2006 drama “The Last Stand,” and previously shared the screen with Kerry Washington in the 2001 indie movie “Lift.”

Williams is represented by Talentworks, Trademark Talent and attorney Darren Trattner.