We sat down with the mega-star to talk about his new movie Snitch, which is a decidedly different affair to most of his projects.
Based on a real life story, Johnson plays a father who goes undercover into a deadly drug-smuggling ring to help his son, who has been dealt a heavy prison sentence.
Not only is he taking a more paternal approach, but he gets to act alongside acting heavyweights like Susan Surandon, Michael K. Williams and more.
Watch Johnson talk about the appeal of the project, working with mega co-stars and his love for the director.
Snitch is in UK cinemas from Friday 21 June 2013.