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News: Susan Sarandon is in talks to join Dwayne Johnson in Snitch. The film, based on a "Frontline" documentary, will be written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Felon). Source: Heat Vision
Thoughts by TSR: I love Susan Sarandon, so it’s been too bad she hasn’t been in much lately. Her most notable recent big screen roles were small parts in The Lovely Bones and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, both of which I found disappointing. Things are looking up, however, because Sarandon has a handful of films set to come out in the near future. Among those are Adam Sandler comedy I Hate You Dad, Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, and Gently Down the Stream with Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. She also has a part in Cloud Atlas from directors Tom Tykwer/the Wachowskis. David Mitchell’s “Cloud Atlas” is one of my favorite novels, so I’m especially excited about that one.
Sarandon may be adding another project to her upcoming filmography. THR’s Heat Vision reports that she is in negotiations for a key role in Ric Roman Waugh’s Snitch. The film stars Dwayne Johnson as the father of a teenager who gets sentenced to 30 years in prison on a drug charge. Attempting to get his son’s sentence reduced, the father “goes undercover to serve up a senior drug dealer.” I like the sounds of that, in part because it’s good to see Johnson staying away from children’s fare. He was great in Fast Five, but this will likely force him to do some more dramatic work. It remains to be seen if he will pull it off, but I’m looking forward to seeing the results.
As for Sarandon, she’ll be playing “an ambitious U.S. attorney who believes that a drug bust can help her political career.” I’m hoping the role – originally written for a male – will give Sarandon something to do instead of just being a standard government character. Snitch is a film I plan to keep an eye on as it moves through production.