In a brand-new sports comedy coming out the following year, Snoop Dogg will combine his acting skills and football coaching experience.
The West Coast rap superstar will play the lead role in Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s (MGM) upcoming film The Underdoggs, which will be based on the world of youth football, according to Variety.
The film portrays a former NFL superstar who gets into legal difficulties and ends up managing a youth football club to avoid going to jail, based on a presentation from Snoop and his longterm partner Constance Schwartz-Morini.
Snoop On ‘Underdoggs’
“The Underdoggs is a real personal project for me considering that I’ve been coaching football for 15-plus years with the Snoop Youth Football League that I started with my long-time business partner Constance Schwartz-Morini,” Snoop said in a statement.
“Giving back to the community through football has taught us so many invaluable life lessons that we’ve been able to share with kids in similar situations like mine when I was growing up. My hope is that this movie will shed light on the realities that kids and adults face in the hood and within the complex world of football.”
The Underdoggs will be produced by Snoop Dogg and Kenya Barris under his Death Row Pictures company (of Black-ish and Grown-ish fame). The movie will be released in theaters on October 20, 2023.
The big screen is nothing new to Tha Doggfather. Over the course of his 30-year career, he has starred alongside Wiz Khalifa in a number of movies and TV episodes, including Starsky & Hutch, Baby Boy, and Mac & Devin Go to High School.
A part in the August 12 release of the Netflix vampire film Day Shift, which also stars Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, and Meagan Good, is also in the works for Snoop’s acting career.