According to a report on the Internet Movie Database, Snoop Dogg is in discussions to play the role of Huggy Bear in a film adaptation of “Starsky and Hutch.” Ben Stiller will star as Starsky, while Owen Wilson will play Hutch in the remake of the popular 1970s television show. “It’s going to be cool,” Stiller told IMDb. “There hasn’t been a really good buddy cop movie since the Lethal Weapon series.”

Snoop has had movie-star aspirations since the early days, launching his acting career in the extended video for “Murder Was the Case” in 1994 before moving on to starring roles in small, independent films and numerous cameos and bit parts. But Snoop truly has emerged on the scene as an actor this year, appearing in John Singleton’s “Baby Boy” and in “Training Day” with Denzel Washington.

Snoop currently is starring in two high-profile releases: “Bones,” in which he plays a ’70s pimp back from the dead, and “The Wash,” a comedy also starring Dr. Dre. “Starsky and Hutch” debuted on TV in 1975 and had a run of 88 episodes. Antonio Fargas played the role of Huggy Bear in the original series.