Take a look at the Rock’s filmography and you’d see that 101% of his roles are usually tailored towards him dispensing some form of justice or violence . That doesn’t look like a trend that’s about to change though, as his next film, Snitch, stars the Dwayne Johnson as something other than a law enforcer or a warlord, as he’ll be a family man trying to help prevent his son from dropping the soap in jail. One drug run at a time.
Directed by Ric Roman, Snitch finds Johnson as the father of a teenage kid who has been sentenced to ten years in prison for smuggling drugs. The problem though, is that Johnson’s kid could reduce that sentence substantially if he were to testify in court against the drug cartels and their operations.
Problem is, ratting out a massive drug-running operation would also equal a death sentence for the kid, so he’s remaining more silent on the matter than Johnny Tight-Lips. Go suck a lemon!
It’s up to Johnson then, to go undercover, as he infiltrates the gangs and takes matters into his own hands. From the looks of that first trailer, Snitch looks like a decent action film, but one with an intriguing tone as well, providing a darker atmospher for Johnson to pull a few rock-bottoms in the process.
With Susan Sarandon, Barry Pepper, Benjamin Bratt, Jon Bernthal and Michael Kenneth Williams part of the cast as well, it’s one solid looking piece of entertainment, and it arrives next year April.
Man, I wish my dad would take on a drug gang for me. Instead, all he did was beat me up and steal my tooth fairy money.