Snoop Dogg is back on the silver screen! The rapper is set to star in The Underdoggs, a comedy film based on Snoop's actual experiences coaching youth football.
More specifically, the movie centers around a former NFL player who agrees to coach a youth football team to avoid time in prison. The film was pitched with Snoop's producing partner, Constance Schwartz-Morini, and picked up by the production company Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Based off a screenplay by Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis, the film will be co-produced by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Snoop with Drumline's Charles Stone directing.
The film is scheduled to be released October 20, 2023. In a statement, Snoop said the film was a “real personal project” for him, referencing his decade-and-a-half run coaching football with the Snoop Youth Football League, which he started with Schwartz-Morini.
“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,” he added. “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 is just the next credit in Snoop's sizable movie career. In terms of his acting work, he's most known for his role as Mac in the stoner comedy Mac & Devin Go to High School, which co-starred his longtime music collaborator Wiz Khalifa. He's also appeared in comedies such as Brüno and Starsky & Hutch.
In related news, Snoop Dogg recently joined forces with Eminem for the song "From The D 2 The LBC." The pair previously collaborated as part of this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show alongside Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. Snoop also signed on with Kelly Clarkson this year to help judge American Song Contest, and this week, Benny Blanco shared a teaser for "Bad Decision," which features Snoop and BTS.
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Article Image: Snoop Dogg at the 2019 Los Angeles premiere for Quentin Tarantino's film "Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood." (PopularImages via DepositPhotos.)