Tika Sumpter has joined the cast of a new Snoop Dogg sports comedy film called The Underdoggs according to Deadline. Sumpter, Mike Epps, Andrew Schulz, George Lopez, Shamoria Washington, Adan James Carrillo, Jonigan Booth, Alexander Michael Gordon, Caleb Dixon and Kylah Davila all join the cast.
The film tells the story of Jaycen Jenning, “2J’s” (played by Snoop Dogg), a former NFL superstar who, after a run-in with the law, agrees to coach a youth football team in lieu of prison in the hopes of relaunching his fledgling career.
Charles Stone is the director while Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis are the writers who prepared the script based on a pitch by Snoop Dogg and Schwartz-Morini. Production is underway for an Oct. 20, 2023, theatrical release.