Everybody loves a sports underdog story and now legendary rapper Snoop Dogg is getting in on the action. In The UnderDoggs, Snoop plays a former NFL football superstar humbled into coaching a pee-wee football team full of kids that don’t respect him and certainly aren’t in awe of him.
Set in Snoop’s real life home town of Long Beach, California, The UnderDoggs looks like an irreverent sports comedy that, considering its R-rating, probably isn’t appropriate for children. Starring alongside Snoop Dogg are Tika Sumpter, Mike Epps, Andrew Schulz, and George Lopez, and the film is directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline).
The UnderDoggs is produced by Kenya Barris, who knows Stone well given that the two have worked together on Barris’s hit shows Black-ish & Grown-ish.
Check out the red band trailer below. The UnderDoggs premieres January 26th on Prime Video.
About The UnderDoggs:
Jaycen “Two Js” Jennings (Snoop Dogg) is a washed-up ex-professional football star who has hit rock bottom. When Jaycen is sentenced to community service coaching the Underdoggs, an unruly pee-wee football team in his hometown of Long Beach, California, he sees it as an opportunity to rebuild his public image and turn his life around. As Jaycen works to transform the foul-mouthed Underdoggs into top-notch champions, he reconnects with his past, including an old flame and few of his ex-teammates and rediscovers his love of the game.
Directed by: Charles Stone III
Written by: Danny Segal & Isaac Schamis
Produced by: Kenya Barris, p.g.a., Calvin Broadus, p.g.a., Constance Schwartz-Morini, p.g.a., Mychelle Deschamps, p.g.a., Jonathan Glickman, p.g.a.
Executive Producers: Jeremiah Samuels, Anni Weisband
Music by: Joseph Shirley
Cast: Snoop Dogg, Tika Sumpter, Mike Epps, Andrew Schulz, and George Lopez
Genre: Sports, Comedy
Rated: R for pervasive language, sexual references, drug use, and some underage drinking
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