The story centers on a father (Dwayne Johnson) who is devastated by his son being sentenced to 30 years in prison on drug charges. He takes extreme measures by going behind bars as an undercover prison informant to bust a major drug dealer, in hopes of securing a commuted sentence for his son. Susan Sarandon will play a district attorney who tries to advance her career with this undercover operation. It is also said that the attorney was originally a male character, which was reworked for the actress.
Ric Roman Waugh is directing Snitch from his own rewritten screenplay. Justin Haythe wrote the original draft of the script. Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Alexander Yves Brunner, David Fanning, and Dany Garcia are producing.
No production schedule was released for Snitch.