Summit Entertainment has picked up domestic rights to Dwayne Johnson's thriller "Snitch."
Exclusive Films International is handling global sales, which kicked off at Cannes.
"Snitch" is about a suburban father whose teen son is sentenced to 10 years in prison under mandatory drug laws. To reduce the boy's sentence, the father goes undercover after a higher-level dealer.
It's based on a "Frontline" documentary.
"Felon's" Ric Roman Waugh is directing. Justin Haythe ("Revolutionary Road") wrote the screenplay. Waugh worked on the screenplay, as well.
Exclusive Media, Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi are co-financing.
Exclusive is producing with Johnson and his producing partner Dany Garcia. Frontline's David Fanning also is producing.
Johnson is a likable and increasingly bankable actor who is driving — rather than riding — his "Fast Five" momentum.
Earlier this month, Johnson switched from CAA to WME. CAA made Johnson's deal for "Snitch."