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.

Given that I’ve been coaching football for more than 15 years with the Snoop Youth Football League, which I founded with my longtime business partner Constance Schwartz-Morini, “The Underdoggs is a genuine personal initiative for me,” Snoop added in a statement.

Giving back to the community through football has given us so many priceless life lessons that we have been able to impart to children in circumstances similar to those I experienced as a child. It is my aim that this film would shine light on the harsh realities that both children and adults experience growing up and in the intricate football world.

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.

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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.

Meanwhile, Kid Cudi’s animated Netflix series Entergalactic, which Kenya Barris executive produced, is getting ready to debut on September 30. A full-length album by Mr. Rager, highlighted by the track “Do What I Want?” provides the accompaniment to the performance.

Additionally, Barris has been chosen to helm an upcoming MGM biopic about the late comedic star Richard Pryor.