*Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in talks to star in “Snitch,” an action thriller from writer/director Ric Roman Waugh and based on a “Frontline” documentary.
The script centers on a suburban father who is hit hard when his teenage son is sentenced to 30 years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In order to reduce his son’s sentence, the father goes undercover to serve up a senior drug dealer.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project has been long in development and at one point was set up at New Line with Carl Franklin directing one iteration.
Johnson last toplined CBS Films’ “Faster” and will next be seen starring alongside Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in “Fast Five,” Universal’s fifth installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise.