Susan Sarandon will provide a counterweight to Dwayne Johnson’s nobility and selflessness in “Snitch.”
The Hollywood Reporter says that Susan Sarandon has joined the cast of “Snitch.” Dwayne Johnson is starring and Ric Roman Waugh is directing a script that he initially wrote himself, then rewrote with Justin Haythe.
“Snitch” is based on a true story that has already been told in a ”Frontline” documentary. It centers around a “a suburban father who is hit hard when his teenage son is sentenced to 30 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 a US attorney who sees the potential drug bust as an aid for her political career. The part was originally written for a man, but if you can get Sarandon, what’s a little gender change?
It’s not like Sarandon needs work, though. She recently filmed the Adam Sandler comedy “I Hate You Dad” (how many Adam Sandler comedies are coming out this year? It seems like a lot. Like too many), ”Gently Down the Stream” with Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton, and “The Company You Keep” with Robert Redford. She’s also booked for “Cloud Atlas,” with the Wachowskis and Tom Twyker directing. She’s never stopped working, has she?