Snitch-PosterDwayne Johnson returns to the big screen this year in a very big way, kicking things off next month in the US with Snitch, his first solo leading role since 2010’s Faster.

We saw the first trailer and poster debut late last year. And with just under a month to go before it arrives in theatres, Yahoo Movies have released the second Snitch trailer, giving us another good look at action-thriller.

“Dwayne Johnson stars as John Matthews, a businessman hit hard when his teenage son is wrongfully ensnared in a drug bust and threatened with a terrifying 10-30 years in federal prison (under the US government’s draconian minimum drug sentencing laws). The only option to reduce the sentence is to “snitch.” A desperate Matthews makes a deal with the politically ambitious federal prosecutor (Sarandon) and infiltrates the operation of a violent drug dealer (Williams). When his amateur undercover work unexpectedly exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade (Bratt), the rules suddenly change and an already dangerous venture turns decidedly deadly.”

Johnson is joined by an excellent supporting cast, topped by Susan Sarandon, Michael Kenneth Williams, Benjamin Bratt, Jon Bernthal, Barry Pepper, Melina Kanakaredes, and Rafi Gavron.

Ric Roman Waugh (Felon) is at the helm, directing from a script originally penned by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) and re-written by Waugh, inspired by true events.

Following on from Snitch, we’ll soon be seeing Johnson as part of the ensemble in G.I. Joe: Retaliation in March. And then we’ll turn to Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain, opposite Mark Wahlberg, followed by the even more anticipated Fast and Furious 6 in May. It’s going to be another great year for the wrestler-turned-actor, whose rise in the film industry has been pretty brilliant in recent years.

Snitch is first on his slate, with its US release date set for 22nd February, followed by a 5th April release date here in the UK. For now, here’s the new trailer to give you an idea of what to expect.