The first trailer for a new action film called Snitch has just been released, telling a story that is inspired by true events that were actually chronicled in a PBS Frontline documentary.

The film stars Dwayne Johnson as a devoted father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years and up to 30 years in total. Desperate to save his son and do whatever it takes to do so, he makes a deal with the U.S. Attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a very dangerous mission. Needless to say, in doing so he risks everything in the process.

Every since “The Rock” started going by Dwayne Johnson, his movie roles have gotten better and now he’s starring in a pretty serious role alongside Susan Surandon. Nice job! The film hits theatres on February 22, 2013. Check out the trailer below.

Watch the trailer after the jump…