Jon Bernthal, who plays Shane on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has joined Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon in Summit Entertainment’s action thriller Snitch, Deadline reports.
Written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Felon, In the Shadows), the film centers on a the owner of a construction company owner (Johnson) who goes undercover for the DEA to reduce his teenage son’s mandatory 30-year prison sentence on drug charges. Bernthal will play an ex-con employee forced by Johnson to put him in contact with a major drug dealer.
The movie, based on a Frontline documentary, begins filming early next month in Louisiana.
Bernthal’s resume also includes the HBO miniseries The Pacific and the recent films Date Night, The Ghost Writer and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.