Snoop Dogg is reportedly taking on the lead role in MGM’s upcoming comedy, The Underdoggs. Produced by Death Row Pictures and Keny Barris, the high-profile project will be directed by Charles Stone and written by Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis. Initial reports suggest the film will tell the story of a former NFL star who runs into legal trouble and agrees to coach a youth football team as a way to stay out of prison. Given Snoop Dogg’s acting experience, youth football coaching career and outside life experiences, he appeared the best choice for the film.
“Snoop’s longtime commitment to his community via his youth football league is hugely inspiring to all of us at MGM. We are thrilled to be working alongside this incredible creative team to bring this great comedy to moviegoing audiences, and to further MGM’s commitment to the theatrical exhibition when it hits theaters next October,” MGM Chief Operating Officer Chris Brearton told The Hollywood Reporter.
“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,” Snoop Dogg added.
At this time, there is no word as to when the film will begin production, but it is expected to debut in theaters next fall. Stay tuned for more details regarding the cast of the picture.