Friday, May 24, 2024

Exclusive: Snoop Dogg Will Play Himself in Matthew McConaughey-Harmony Korine Surfing Movie


First– Harmony Korine is making a movie called “The Beach Bum.” Matthew McConaughey will play the lead character named Moondog, a surfer who’s frittered his life away.

You know, a character named Moondoggie was very famous in novels, movies and a TV series starring Sally Field called “Gidget.” Moondoggie, famously played by James Darren, was a surfer who frittered his life away. Frederick Kohner was the author, and Gidget was based on his daughter, Kathy Kohner, who’s 76 and very much alive in Pacific Palisades, California. Just sayin…

Anyway, into “The Beach Bum” comes Snoop Dogg, who I am told will play himself or someone just like him. Maybe he’ll be the Big Kahuna in Moondog’s life.

Snoop Dogg– who literally walks around in a cloud of weed smoke– he sure gets around!

Let’s hope this movie improves on some of McConaughey’s latest duds including “The Dark Tower,” out now.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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