Snoop Dogg deal for new comedy film

According to a report from Deadline, the Gin and Juice rapper has started a new project with the production and distribution business MGM.

The Underdoggs is based on a film that Snoop and his producing partner Constance Schwartz-Morini originally pitched. It tells the tale of former NFL player Jaycen Jenning, who after getting into trouble with the law decides to coach a juvenile football team instead of going to jail.

Snoop will play Jaycen and produce the movie under his Death Row Pictures label in addition to having suggested the idea.

In a statement, Snoop mentioned the 15 years he had spent coaching football with the Snoop Youth Football League and said the movie was "a true personal effort for me."

Snoop and Constance started the league together, and since then, he claimed that it has "given us so many essential life lessons that we've been able to share with kids in similar situations to mine while I was growing up."

He continued, "My aim is that this film will illuminate the reality that kids and adults deal with in the ghetto and inside the intricate world of football.

The movie, whose script was written by Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis, will be directed by Charles Stone.