He dominated the gridiron at the latest Snooper Bowl charity football game. Now Snoop Dogg may well star as an onscreen football player in a remake of the 1974 film "The Longest Yard."
Snoop is in negotiations for a major role in the production, which will
star Adam Sandler as Paul Crewe, a retired quarterback behind bars, who
captains a team of prisoners in a game against prison guards. Burt
Reynolds played the part in the Robert Aldrich-directed original, which
also starred Eddie Albert and Michael Conrad.
Chris Rock also has a part in the remake, scheduled to begin production
in June. The full cast will include other rap stars along with current
and former NFL players, according to a statement from Paramount
Sandler and Jack Giarraputo's Happy Madison Productions will make the
movie for Paramount along with Van Toffler and David Gale of MTV Films.
While the main story will remain, several elements of the original film
will be changed, Giarraputo said in a statement.