New Line Cinema has picked up Justin Haythe's screenplay Snitch which Guy East and Nigel Sinclair will produce via their Spitfire Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Inspired by true events chronicled in a PBS Frontline documentary, Snitch centers on a devoted father whose son faces 30 years in prison after being set up in a drug deal. The father goes undercover in the drug world to make a bust that will free his son.

Frontline series producer David Fanning also is producing. Haythe will executive produce.