Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg, who has nearly 300 acting credits, is back with an R-rated sports comedy. Produced and led by him, The Underdoggs will drop exclusively on Prime Video, early next year.
Snoop Dogg is to be an American football player cum coach in The Underdoggs, a raunchy sports comedy that is also produced by him. Slated to be released on Prime Video on January 26, 2024, the film dropped its trailer on December 6, that gives a solid glimpse at the film’s humorous yet uplifting storyline.
The official synopsis reads, “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." The concept was pitched by Snoop Dogg and co-producer Constance Schwartz-Morini, while the script was composed by Isaac Schamis and Danny Segal.
The trailer not only cursorily traces the plot but also offers further insight into the humorous dialogues and characters. We see a cocky Jaycen suffer a fall, and quite a spill at that before he gets the chance to redeem himself.
This he does, by unwillingly agreeing to coach a local group of pee-wee football players, to escape further punishment from the court, for speeding into a public bus (which resulted in moderate injuries on his part).
Unimpressed by his glitz and glamor, cussing and disobeying his orders, untrained and unwilling to learn, Jaycen has quite a hard time training the kids before he realizes the problem in himself, thanks to his old football coach, and begins to work on it.
Whether the kids actually end up listening to him or winning tournaments or if Jaycen ever recovers his earlier social position, is what the film all about. Directed by Charles Stone III, this film is a pure shot of dopamine and laughter.