According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema has picked up the spec thriller Scared Straight from writer Joe Gazzam.

Straight is about a governor's teenage son who is sent to prison as part of Scared Straight, a crime-prevention program that imprisons delinquent teens for a short period in the hopes of deterring them from a life of crime. While the teenager is there, a riot breaks out and the prisoners take him hostage. He teams up with other street kids and an con to stop the riot.