Snoop Dogg, Kenya Barris Team for Sports Comedy ‘The Underdoggs’

After his thrilling halftime efficiency on the 2022 Tremendous Bowl, Snoop Dogg is coming into the sports activities world — on the large display screen. The acclaimed rapper is ready to star in Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s upcoming sports activities comedy movie “The Underdoggs,” and can produce the film alongside “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris.

Set for a theatrical launch on Oct. 20, 2023, “The Underdoggs” is described by the studio as “The Unhealthy Information Bears” on the planet of youth soccer. Snoop Dogg stars as Jaycen Jenning, “2Js,” a former NFL famous person who has a run-in with the legislation and winds up teaching youth soccer in lieu of going to jail, within the hopes of relaunching his fledgling profession.

“‘The Underdoggs’ is an actual private undertaking for me contemplating that I’ve been teaching soccer for 15-plus years with the Snoop Youth Soccer League that I began with my long-time enterprise companion Constance Schwartz-Morini,” Snoop Dogg stated in an announcement asserting the undertaking.

“Giving again to the group via soccer has taught us so many invaluable life classes that we’ve been in a position to share with youngsters in comparable conditions like mine once I was rising up,” he continued. “My hope is that this film will make clear the realities that children and adults face within the hood and throughout the advanced world of soccer.”

The movie’s script, penned by former Barris collaborators Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis (“Grown-ish,” “#BlackAF”), is predicated on a pitch from Snoop Dogg and Schwartz-Morini. Charles Stone will direct the movie.

Along with starring within the undertaking, Snoop Dogg will even produce the movie by way of his Demise Row Photos banner, with Barris and Mychelle Deschamps producing for Khalabo Ink Society, in addition to Schwartz-Morini producing by way of SMAC Leisure and Jonathan Glickman for Panoramic Media.

“Snoop’s longtime dedication to his group by way of his youth soccer league is massively inspiring to all of us at MGM,” famous MGM’s Chief Working Officer Chris Brearton. “We’re thrilled to be working alongside this unimaginable inventive group to convey this nice comedy to moviegoing audiences, and to additional MGM’s dedication to the theatrical exhibition when it hits theaters subsequent October.”

“The Underdogg” is one in all two tasks Barris has within the works at MGM. The producer can also be in improvement with the studio on a Richard Pryor biopic, which he’ll direct.

Snoop Dogg is represented by Boss Girl Administration/Snoopadelic and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. Barris is represented by CAA, Artists First, and legal professional Gregg Gellman. Schwartz-Morini is represented by Ziffren Brittenham and DKC. Deschamps is represented by CAA. Glickman is represented by Sloane, Supply, Weber and Dern. Stone is represented by Paradigm. Segal and Schamis are represented by CAA and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.

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