Dwayne Johnson Is a 'Snitch'

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Most of us associate Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with big muscles, flashy tattoos and action flicks—with a family movie or two thrown in for good measure. ("Tooth Fairy" anyone?)

One thing we don't see him as, however, is a "Snitch."

But that's exactly what he's going to play in soon-to-shoot action thriller by that exact name.

Inspired by the PBS documentary "Frontline," about how a shift in U.S. drug laws toward federal mandatory sentencing minimums compelled convicted dealers to snitch on others, the story focuses on a working class hero who risks everything to save his son.

Johnson will play a suburban father whose teenage son is (wrongly) sentenced to 30 years in prison under these mandatory minimum drug laws. In order to reduce his son's sentence, Johnson takes matters into his own hands, going undercover to serve up a senior drug dealer.

This is a far cry from "Race to Witch Mountain."

"Snitch" will be written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh, and production is set to start in June, Variety reports.

In the meantime, you can get your dose of "The Rock" in the drag-racing-double-crossing "Fast Five," which rides into theaters April 29.