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20 items from 2011


Benjamin Bratt knows how to 'Snitch'

7 December 2011 1:16 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Benjamin Bratt has joined the cast of Summit Entertainment's action thriller "Snitch."According to Variety, Ric Roman Waugh ("Felon") is directing and rewrote the original script by Justin Haythe.Production is underway in Shreveport, Louisiana with an early 2013 release being eyed.Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Barry Pepper, Michael K. Williams, Rafi Gavron, Nadine Velazquez and Melina Kanakaredes have been cast.Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Alex Brunner, David Fanning, Gordon Gray and Johnson are producing.The story centers on a father (Johnson) whose teenage son is sentenced to 30 years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In order to have his son's sentence reduced, the father goes undercover to rat out a powerful drug dealer. The story was inspired by a PBS »

- Adnan Tezer

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Benjamin Bratt Joins Snitch

6 December 2011 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Benjamin Bratt has signed on to star opposite Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming Snitch , Variety reports. Inspired by true events chronicled in a PBS "Frontline" documentary, the film 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. Ric Roman Waugh will direct and rewrote a script by Justin Haythe. David Fanning and Gordon Gray are producing with Susan Sarandon and Barry Pepper also attached to star, targeting an early 2013 release. Bratt, who will play a Mexican criminal involved in the drug trade, is best known for his former role on "Law & Order" and his current role on "Private Practice." (Photo Credit: »

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Melina Kanakaredes ready to 'Snitch'

17 November 2011 1:20 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Melina Kanakaredes has joined the cast of Summit Entertainment's action thriller "Snitch."According to Variety, Ric Roman Waugh ("Felon") is directing and rewrote the original script by Justin Haythe.Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Barry Pepper, Michael K. Williams, Rafi Gavron and Nadine Velazquez have been cast.Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Alex Brunner, David Fanning, Gordon Gray and Johnson are producing with shooting set to begin in Shreveport, Louisiana next month.The story centers on a father (Johnson) whose teenage son is sentenced to 30 years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In order to have his son's sentence reduced, the father goes undercover to rat out a powerful drug dealer. The story was inspired by a PBS "Frontline" documentary detailing recent »

- Adnan Tezer

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Jon Bernthal goes for 'Snitch'

15 November 2011 1:28 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Jon Bernthal has joined the cast of Exclusive Media's action thriller "Snitch."According to Deadline.com, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Susan Sarandon have been cast.Ric Roman Waugh ("Felon") is directing and rewriting an original script by Justin Haythe.Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Alex Brunner, David Fanning, Gordon Gray and Johnson are producing.The story centers on a father (Johnson) whose teenage son is sentenced to 30 years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In order to have his son's sentence reduced, the father goes undercover to rat out a powerful drug dealer. The story was inspired by a PBS "Frontline" documentary detailing recent shifts in U.S. drug laws toward federal mandatory sentencing minimums and how these shifts had, in turn, forced the guilty to »

- Adnan Tezer

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Susan Sarandon boards 'Snitch'

29 September 2011 11:30 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Susan Sarandon is in talks to join Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Exclusive Media's action thriller "Snitch."According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ric Roman Waugh ("Felon") is directing and rewriting an original script by Justin Haythe.Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Alex Brunner, David Fanning, Gordon Gray and Johnson are producing.The story centers on a father (Johnson) whose teenage son is sentenced to 30 years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In order to have his son's sentence reduced, the father goes undercover to rat out a powerful drug dealer. The story was inspired by a PBS "Frontline" documentary detailing recent shifts in U.S. drug laws toward federal mandatory sentencing minimums and how these shifts had, in turn, forced the guilty to snitch on »

- Adnan Tezer

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Susan Sarandon Joins Snitch

27 September 2011 2:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actress Susan Sarandon is in talks to join the cast of Snitch for Exclusive Media and writer-director Ric Roman Waugh.

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.

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- MovieWeb

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Susan Sarandon Joins The Rock In "Snitch"

27 September 2011 12:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Susan Sarandon is in negotiations to join the action thriller "Snitch" at Exclusive Media reports Heat Vision.

Dwayne Johnson plays a suburban father who is hit hard when his teenage son is sentenced to thirty years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In order to reduce his son's sentence, the father goes undercover to serve up a senior drug dealer.

Sarandon will play an ambitious U.S. attorney who believes a drug bust can help her political career. The film is based on a Frontline documentary.

Ric Roman Waugh is directing the project and re-wrote the script by Justin Haythe. Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Alex Brunner, David Fanning and Gordon Gray are producing. »

- Garth Franklin

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Snitch Lands at Summit Entertainment

16 May 2011 12:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Summit Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights for the upcoming action-thriller Snitch, which stars Dwayne Johnson.

The story centers on Dwayne Johnson's character, a father who is devastated when his son is sentenced to 10 years in prison on a drug charge. He takes the drastic step of going undercover inside a prison to try and bust a drug overlord from the inside, to get his son's sentence reduced.

Ric Roman Waugh will direct from a screenplay by Justin Haythe, which was inspired by a documentary on the PBS program Frontline. Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Alex Brunner, David Fanning, and Gordon Gray are producing, with Dwayne Johnson executive producing.

We first reported on this project back in March, when Dwayne Johnson signed on to star. That reported indicated Snitch will start shooting in June.

Snitch comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Dwayne Johnson. The film is directed by Ric Roman Waugh. »

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Snitch starring Dwayne Johnson lands at Summit Entertainment

16 May 2011 6:35 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Dwayne Johnson starrer Snitch, directed by Ric Roman Waugh, will be distributed by Summit in the U.S. Exclusive Media, Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi co-finance the film and Exclusive Films International is handling global sales, which started at Cannes this week. Exclusive is producing alongside David Fanning of Frontline, Johnson and his producing partner Dany Garcia. Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) wrote the story inspired the Frontline documentary. The story tells of a suburban father (played by Johnson) whose teen son is sentenced to 10 years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In an effort to reduce his son's sentence, the father goes undercover to snag a senior drug dealer. »

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Snitch starring Dwayne Johnson lands at Summit Entertainment

16 May 2011 6:35 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Dwayne Johnson starrer Snitch, directed by Ric Roman Waugh, will be distributed by Summit in the U.S. Exclusive Media, Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi co-finance the film and Exclusive Films International is handling global sales, which started at Cannes this week. Exclusive is producing alongside David Fanning of Frontline, Johnson and his producing partner Dany Garcia. Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) wrote the story inspired the Frontline documentary. The story tells of a suburban father (played by Johnson) whose teen son is sentenced to 10 years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In an effort to reduce his son's sentence, the father goes undercover to snag a senior drug dealer. »

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Snitch starring Dwayne Johnson lands at Summit Entertainment

16 May 2011 6:35 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Dwayne Johnson starrer Snitch, directed by Ric Roman Waugh, will be distributed by Summit in the U.S. Exclusive Media, Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi co-finance the film and Exclusive Films International is handling global sales, which started at Cannes this week. Exclusive is producing alongside David Fanning of Frontline, Johnson and his producing partner Dany Garcia. Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) wrote the story inspired the Frontline documentary. The story tells of a suburban father (played by Johnson) whose teen son is sentenced to 10 years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In an effort to reduce his son's sentence, the father goes undercover to snag a senior drug dealer. »

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Dwayne Johnson is no 'Snitch'

24 March 2011 12:22 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is in talks to star in Exclusive Media's action thriller "Snitch."According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ric Roman Waugh ("Felon") is directing and rewriting an original script by Justin Haythe.Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Alex Brunner, David Fanning and Gordon Gray are producing. Shooting is set to start in June.Johnson will play a father whose teenage son is sentenced to 30 years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In order to have his son's sentence reduced, the father goes undercover to rat out a powerful drug dealer. The story was inspired by a PBS "Frontline" documentary detailing recent shifts in U.S. drug laws toward federal mandatory sentencing minimums and how these shifts had, in turn, forced the guilty to »

- Adnan Tezer

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Dwayne Johnson Is The Snitch!

23 March 2011 4:46 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The world of- specifically- American professional wrestling has a multitude of cross-overs with the lower end of Hollywood entertainment. Often garish, vulgar and exploitative, with cartoonish characters starring in an ongoing opera of good guys and bad guys that pander to the plebeian sensibilities of their demographics, sometimes it is hard to truly discern clear differences between the two industries.

They both resolutely brandish their value expressly as “entertainment,” a word they use as synonym for both crass and vacuous. A wonder, then, that more of an exchange between the media of personnel has not been more frequent, nor more successful; but one man that has bridged the gap in the last decade has been Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has scored a number of box-office hits and has this week signed on for another potential blockbuster in The Snitch, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The action thriller will see »

- Ben Szwediuk

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Dwayne Johnson to star in Snitch

23 March 2011 9:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - Movies | See recent Virgin Media - Movies news »

Dwayne Johnson has signed on to star in 'Snitch'. The 'Tooth Fairy' actor will play a working class man who risks his entire life to save his falsely imprisoned son in the drama movie. Justin Haythe has scripted the film, which will be directed by former stunt co-ordinator Ric Roman Waugh. Production will be undertaken by Gordon Gray and David Fanning. Dwayne - who began his career as a professional wrestler known as The Rock - has a number of big projects in the pipeline, including 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' with »

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Dwayne Johnson to Star in Snitch

23 March 2011 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Dwayne Johnson (upcoming Fast Five ) will star in the action-thriller Snitch for Exclusive Media Group, reports Variety . Inspired by true events chronicled in a PBS "Frontline" documentary, the film 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. Ric Roman Waugh will direct and is rewriting a script by Justin Haythe. David Fanning and Gordon Gray are producing. Filming is scheduled to start in June. »

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The Rock Turns Into "The Snitch"

23 March 2011 4:49 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dwayne Johnson is looking to headline the long-in-development action/thriller "Snitch" for Exclusive Media Group says Variety.

Johnson will play the part of "a working class hero who risks everything to save his son, who is falsely imprisoned". Ric Roman Waugh is set to direct and will re-write the script by Justin Haythe.

David Fanning and Gordon Gray are producing. Shooting kicks off in June. »

- Garth Franklin

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Dwayne Johnson in Talks to Star in Snitch Action Thriller

23 March 2011 3:46 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in negotiations for drug thriller Snitch rewritten and directed by Ric Roman Waugh.

New Line has been developing this project for years (since 2006) based on the script by Justin Haythe, which follows a suburban dad who goes undercover to convict a drug dealer aiming to reduce his teenage son’s 30-year prison sentence. In the real version (Frontline documentary) of the story, 18-year-old Joey Settembrino was sentenced to ten years for which he was clearly not ready. He told his father,

I’m here, get me out, I’ll never be able to do 10 years.”

Nigel Sinclair, Guy East and Alex Brunner are producing and David Fanning and Gordon Gray are co-producing. The film is in the groove with Exclusive media.

Waugh has presented his realistic nerve writing and directing the gritty crime drama Felon, starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff. Crime-wrongful prison feature is »

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Dwayne Johnson Gets Snitch

22 March 2011 7:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Snitch, a project which has been languishing in development for years, is getting new life as Dwayne Johnson enters talks to star in the prison drama.

Ric Roman Waugh will direct and rewrite the original script by Justin Haythe. The story, which is based on a Frontline documentary, centers on a father who is shattered when his son is sentenced to 30 years in prison on drug charges. The father risks his life by going undercover to try and nail a drug kingpin in order to reduce his son's sentence.

Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Alex Brunner, David Fanning, and Gordon Gray are producing. A June production start is being eyed by the producers.

Both Dwayne Johnson and Ric Roman Waugh are no stranger to prison dramas. Dwayne Johnson recently starred in Faster as an ex-con seeking vengeance for his 10 years in prison and his dead brother. Ric Roman Waugh last directed Felon, »

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Dwayne Johnson Signs On For 'Snitch'

22 March 2011 5:11 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Dwayne Johnson will star in Snitch, an action thriller directed by Ric Roman Waugh for Exclusive Media Group. Script is by Justin Haythe, with a rewrite by the director. Johnson plays a working class guy who risks everything to save his son, who is falsely imprisoned. It's the latest in a swing that Johnson has made back to hunky action roles. Gordon Gray and David Fanning are producing. He'll next be seen in Fast Five, which Universal releases April 29, followed by the Journey to the Center of the Earth sequel Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. CAA made his deal. »

- MIKE FLEMING

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HBO Developing Dick Cheney Miniseries

21 March 2011 9:18 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: HBO has optioned the book Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Barton Gellman for a miniseries to be executive produced by Paula Weinstein. The mini, which will be based on the bestselling book and the Frontline documentary The Dark Side, tells the story of Richard Bruce Cheney from his early days as Donald Rumsfeld’s protégé in the Nixon administration, to the nation's youngest Chief of Staff under President Ford, to serving as Secretary of Defense under George H.W. Bush, through two controversial terms as Vice President under President George W. Bush. According to the producers, the project will center on Cheney's "single-minded pursuit of enhanced  power for the Presidency (that) was unprecedented in the nation's history." Rick Cleveland (Six Feet Under), who shared a writing Emmy with Aaron Sorkin for NBC's White House drama The West Wing, is writing the mini, produced by Spring Creek Prods. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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