Teaser Trailer: 'Notorious' Biggie Biopic

Directed by George Tillman Jr. (Men of Honor, Soul Food), Notorious: the life and death of Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. as portrayed by Brooklyn rapper Jamal Woolard, a.k.a. Gravy. Fox Searchlight conducted an exhaustive, but unsuccessful internet casting call for a Biggie impersonator that unearthed scores of big guys that may or may not have been able to rap, but it was Woolard, in the early running for the lead role prior to the search, that finally landed it. Also features Derek Luke as Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Anthony Mackie as Tupac Shakur, Naturi Naughton as Lil Kim, and Angela Bassett as Big’s mother, Voletta Wallace. Scheduled release: January 16, 2009. (WSHH, via 2dopeboyz)

Related: Notorious production video diaries

Posted by Ted Zee on September 23rd 2008 | Home Page | 1 Comment Subscribe to this site's feed

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  1. Clay Atlas Says:

    I think that this will put Tillman Jr. on the map. I think he’ll do a better job with this than Hanson did with 8 Mile. I can’t wait.

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