Carl Franklin will direct Snitch, a New Line Cinema thriller that Guy East and Nigel Sinclair will produce via their Spitfire Pictures.
Inspired by true events chronicled in a PBS “Frontline” documentary, Snitch centers on a devoted father whose son faces 30 years in prison after being set up in a drug deal. The father goes undercover in the drug world to make a bust that will free his son.
“Frontline” series producer David Fanning also is producing. Justin Haythe, who wrote the screenplay, will executive produce.
Franklin, best known for directing such movies as Out of Time and Devil in a Blue Dress, is next slated to direct an episode of HBO’s “The Pacific.”