By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 21, 2012 at 3:37PM
Here's the first trailer for the Lionsgate/Summit thriller, Snitch, which stars Dwayne Johnson, and is directed by Ric Roman Waugh (mostly a stunt coordinator for several previous action films like Gone In 60 Seconds).
Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission, risking everything, including his family and his own life.
Michael K. Williams co-stars as a narcotics kingpin with a short temper who becomes involved with Johnson's character.
Benjamin Bratt and Susan Sarandon also co-star in a film that is said to be based on a PBS Frontline documentary.
The project had been in development for years; and, at one point, Carl Franklin was attached to direct.
Snitch is set to be released on February 22.
Watch the trailer below: