The rapper is down to play the ex-boyfriend of a pregnant girl...

SNOOP DOGG looks set to star in a new JOHN SINGLETON-helmed film, ‘BABY BOY’.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, R&B singer Tyrese will make his big screen debut in the same film, starring alongside Omar Gooding, brother of Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr.

The film is said to be a coming of age tale about a young man (Tyrese) who refuses to accept responsibility for a child he has fathered.

Snoop is down to play the ex-boyfriend of the pregnant girl. Shooting is due to start in December with a release provisionally set for late 2001.