Family Room Entertainment
Corporation recently completed principal photography on the motion picture, "The
Tenants," starring Snoop Dogg.
The movie is based
on Bernard Malamud's 1971 novel, which centers around a black radical recently
released from prison.
Snoop plays Willie Spearmint, a black writer who moves into the building and
harbors animosity towards Jewish people.
The rapper stars opposite of Dylan McDermott, whose character Henry Lesser is
struggling to finish his third novel.
The two develop a rocky friendship, until their relationship is disturbed by
the presence of Willie Spearmint’s white girlfriend, played by Rose Byrne.
"We are very excited about 'The Tenants',” Family Room Co-Chairs
Randall Emmett and George Furla said. “We believe major talents like Snoop
Dogg and Dylan McDermott along with the vision of [director] Danny Green will
combine to produce a picture which could achieve critical and financial success."
The movie is slated for a 2005 release date.
In related news, Snoop’s Neptunes produced “Drop It Like It’s
Hot” has become the rapper’s first chart-topping single of his career
on the United States chart.
The single is taken
from Snoop’s latest album, R&G: Rhythm & Gangsta: The Masterpiece.