The Rock vs. Drug Dealers in First Snitch Trailer

Dwayne Johnson and Michael Kenneth William in Snitch (2013) Movie Image

Dwayne Johnson will snitch on your ass — and then probably bash your head in, too. Check out the first trailer for Johnson’s “Snitch”, where he plays a father trying to get his kid out of prison by going undercover to bust some bad guys. Apparently based on a true story (or, well, true story-ish with HUGE helping of creative license, would be my guess), the film certainly looks intense and explosive enough. Plus, it features Shane from “The Walking Dead” as The Rock’s buddy. Hopefully, the Rock hasn’t introduced Shane to his wife, cause you know how he is around married women…

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.

“Snitch” also stars Nadine Velazquez, Jon Bernthal, Susan Sarandon, JD Pardo, Harold Perrineau, Barry Pepper, Michael Kenneth Williams, Benjamin Bratt, James Allen McCune, Melina Kanakaredes, and is directed by Ric Roman Waugh.

The snitch goes to work February 22, 2013.

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