Dwayne Johnson, better known as "The Rock," is back to his action-thriller roots in the upcoming film, "Snitch."
Based on a Frontline documentary of the same name, "Snitch" stars Johnson as a father who will do anything to protect his family -- even if that means getting involved in the drug trade to act as an informant for the DEA.
Johnson's son in the film has been wrongly accused of drug dealing and is incarcerated for the mandatory minimum of 10 years. In an attempt to get his son let out of prison sooner, The Rock becomes an informant.
Directed by Ric Roman Waugh ("Felon"), "Snitch" also features Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt, Barry Pepper (and his killer facial hair) and JD Pardo. The role that Sarandon plays -- that of a high-powered U.S. attorney -- was originally written for a man, THR reports.
The film will hit theaters Feb. 22, 2013.