As always, the Superbowl was an opportunity movie studios to try and sell their upcoming movies, one of which is the Dwayne Johnson starrer Snitch, which hits the US on February 22nd, with an April 5th UK release set.
In the movie Dwayne Johnson plays a man whose son has been unjustly imprisoned, so he agrees to go into the slammer as part of a plan to uncover the fact that his kid was set up by drug dealers. The father is actually working with the DEA, with a deal in place that could see his son freed as long as he can come up with decent evidence.
It’s supposedly based on a true story, although we’d be willing to bet the film version of very, very loosely based on the truth. Susan Sarandon also stars as the hard-assed prosecutor who doesn’t want to let the kid off easy.