Dwayne Johnson has seen his film career take a meteoric rise in recent years, with last year’s Fast Five being a big part of that success. 2013 is set to be another big year for him, and Snitch will kick things off in February, giving him a chance to shine as the lead in the action-thriller.
The first trailer debuted last month, and with just under two months before it hits the big screen in the States, the first poster has now made its way online too.
“Dwayne Johnson stars as John Matthews, a businessman hit hard when his teenage son is wrongfully ensnared in a drug bust and threatened with a terrifying 10-30 years in federal prison (under the US government’s draconian minimum drug sentencing laws). The only option to reduce the sentence is to “snitch.” A desperate Matthews makes a deal with the politically ambitious federal prosecutor (Sarandon) and infiltrates the operation of a violent drug dealer (Williams). When his amateur undercover work unexpectedly exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade (Bratt), the rules suddenly change and an already dangerous venture turns decidedly deadly.”
Johnson is joined by an excellent supporting cast, topped by Susan Sarandon, Michael Kenneth Williams, Benjamin Bratt, Jon Bernthal, Barry Pepper, Melina Kanakaredes, and Rafi Gavron.
Ric Roman Waugh (Felon) is at the helm, directing from a script originally penned by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) and re-written by Waugh, inspired by true events.
Snitch will be hitting theatres in the US on 22nd February, 2013, before heading to our shores slightly later, with its UK release date now set for 5th April. Whilst we wait, here’s the first poster, with Johnson front and centre.