Snoop Dogg Wins First Major Movie Role
And he’s also being lined up to star in a sitcom…
Snoop Dogg is to star in the lead role in The Legend of Fillmore Slim, a biopic about the blues musician and pimp.
The movie, largely set in the sixties and seventies, follows the life of Fillmore Slim, real name Clarence Sims, who is now 77. He rose to fame as a blues singer and guitarist but was also well known in San Francisco as a pimp and was nicknamed ‘The West Coast Godfather of the Game’ and ‘The Pope of Pimping’.
The Drop It Like It’s Hot rapper previously appeared in Training Day and Starsky & Hutch but this is his first lead role. He will age as the film progresses through the musician’s extraordinary life. Producer Alan Ames said: "This film will span decades, from Slim's emergence as a musician, to his fascination with the fast life, through his years of incarceration and his redemption."
Filming for The Legend of Fillmore Slim begins in March.
Snoop is also in the running for the lead role in a new US sitcom. The multi-talented star is in talks to play the father in the as-yet-untitled series, according to reports. The show is being developed by the team behind Two And A Half Men and Everybody Hates Chris.