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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is “in negotiations” to star in a new movie called “Snitch” that has quite the nifty premise. The film is scheduled to be directed by Ric Roman Waugh from a script by Justin Haythe, and the plot goes thusly:
…a suburban father [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.
The movie will apparently be based on a “Frontline” documentary, which means it’s true, or true-ish, but will definitely be sold as being “based on a true story” anyway. Though I find the idea of the heavily tattooed, muscular Rock playing “a suburban father” to be somewhat ludicrous. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? The drug dealer who decides to go straight and BECOMES a suburban father? My guess is whatever the original script was, the rewrite by Waugh will turn the Rock’s character into some kind of ex-cop or ex-commando or ex-badass something to justify all the tats and badass ability to kick ass.
Anyways, there are drug dealers, which means drug dealings, and undercover tension, and cops, and bad guys, so that means plenty of heads for The Rock to bust. If it’s as straightforward badass as the Rock’s “Faster”, then I’m there with bells on.