Cannes 2011: Dwayne Johnson is a Snitch

The Rock's latest thriller picks up distribution

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is set to star in upcoming action thriller Snitch, the latest film to be snapped up for distribution on the Croisette.

The film follows a suburban pop (Johnson) whose son is hit with a 10-year jail stint for drug offences. In order to reduce his son's sentence, the father goes undercover to expose a senior drug dealer.

Written by Revolutionary Road scribe Justin Haythe and inspired by a 1999 US TV documentary, the film has been one of the buzz titles of the festival's market.

Summit Entertainment - the independant studio that rose to power with the Twilight franchise - has bought the US distribution rights for the movie, while international sales are still ongoing.

Snitch will begin shooting in June for a 2012 release.

Source: Variety

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