After playing bit parts in movies, Snoop Doggy Dogg may be about to land his first starring role.

The rap star is considering "Bones," a film about a ghost who is awakened 20 years after his death to seek revenge against his killers, New Line Cinema aid Monday.Although no deal has been reached, an arrangement is expected to cover the rapper's participation in the film and soundtrack, said Michael De Luca, New Line's president and chief operating officer.

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