Snoop signs 7 Figure Movie Deal

Snoop signs 7 Figure Movie Deal

Rap star Snoop Dogg continues his ascent on the silver screen and has signed on for top billing in the real-life story of him coaching his son’s youth football league.

A bidding war for the story took place between Fox, Paramount and Columbia for the rights to the story, landing Snoop a cool seven-figure deal.

The movie is the story of the Rowland Heights Raiders, a team of 8 to 10 year-olds who play for the Orange Counnty Junior All-American Football League and an overworked Hip-Hop star, who is committed to coaching the team.

Snoop’s son plays quarterback and led the team to the league championship with an undefeated record of 13-0.

In an interview with the USA today last February, Snoop complained that Hollywood was limiting the roles that he could play, because of the recognition his name brings.

“Right now, they want Snoop for the 2 or 3 million people they think I’ll bring to a movie just because of my name,” he said. “I’m looking for more demanding roles, trying to find characters people normally wouldn’t expect me to play. I really want to stretch.”

The untitled movie is being penned by Mark Gibson and Philip Halprin who penned “Snow Dogs” and the upcoming animated Disney project “The Wild.”

In an interview with the USA today in February, Snoop complained that Hollywood was limiting the roles that he could play, because of the recognition his name brings.

“Right now, they want Snoop for the 2 or 3 million people they think I’ll bring to a movie just because of my name,” he said. “I’m looking for more demanding roles, trying to find characters people normally wouldn’t expect me to play. I really want to stretch.”

Snoop said that coaching and teaching the children on his team fun and added that he gave the children strength and vision.

“I am falling in love with these kids,” Snoop said.

Source: All Hip Hop

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