Fox Wins Battle For 'Coach Snoop'
Snoop Dogg will star in and executive produce a feature based on his real-life experience of coaching his son's youth football team.Snoop Dogg will star in and executive produce a feature based on his real-life experience of coaching his son's youth football team. 20th Century Fox beat out several bidders, including Sony and Paramount, paying $1 million for the pitch titled "Coach Snoop."
"This film is about how I learned to be a good father through coaching," Snoop Dogg said. "It's also about life lessons learned on and off the field. But most importantly during the football season, if you aren't wearing a helmet, get the f*** away from me. Football first; everything else second."
"I'm just really excited to work with Snoop," says producer Todd Lieberman. "I have been a fan for a long time, and this is actually based on his life and a very inspirational story, so I can't wait to get into it. It's the story of what Snoop did himself. In his real life as in the movie, like any regular overworked father, he put aside his whole career to coach his kid's football team. They won 13 straight games and won the Super Bowl."
Mark Gibson and Philip Halprin are penning the project. Their prior credits include "Snow Dogs" and "The Wild."