The Dwayne Johnson-starring action thriller is based on true events.
Ric Roman Waugh's film centres around a man (Johnson) who goes undercover to bring down drug lords in order to win his son's freedom from prison after the younger man is sentenced to ten years for dealing drugs.
Susan Sarandon features as a merciless US attorney who will go to any means to tackle crime.
Benjamin Bratt and Barry Pepper also feature in the Summit Entertainment film.
Johnson will also appear in the upcoming Fast and Furious 6 and Brett Ratner's Hercules.
Snitch will debut in cinemas on February 22.