Dwayne Johnson to Star in Snitch

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Dwayne Johnson (upcoming Fast Five) will star in the action-thriller Snitch for Exclusive Media Group, reports Variety.

Inspired by true events chronicled in a PBS “Frontline” documentary, the film 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.

Ric Roman Waugh will direct and is rewriting a script by Justin Haythe. David Fanning and Gordon Gray are producing.

Filming is scheduled to start in June.