Rapper Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Doggy Dogg, whatever you prefer) is heading back to the big screen. The rapper, who’s most memorable on screen appearances comes from 2004’s “Soul Plane” and “Starsky and Hutch” as Huggy Bear, is set to portray 1960s and ’70s blues singer and guitarist Fillmore Slim.
According to Deadline, Alan Ames who is co-producing with Wayne Anderson, Ames was approached by Sims’ daughter Rebecca, who helped put the project together. “This film will span decades,” said Ames, “from Slim’s emergence as a musician, to his fascination with the fast life, through his years of incarceration and his redemption.”
Currently 77 years old, Fillmore Slim is still touring.
Hawthorne James will direct the film. Pre-production is to begin in December, with a March start date targeted.