Snoop Signs Seven Figure Deal For Football Movie

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.

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