Snoop Dogg Plays Black Radical In New Flick

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.