Notorious is an upcoming biographical film about the life of hip hop star The Notorious B.I.G. , who is played by fellow Brooklynite Jamal Woolard. It will also feature Angela Bassett as his mother Voletta Wallace, Derek Luke as flashy record producer Sean "Diddy" Combs, and Anthony Mackie as rap rival Tupac Shakur. Other roles include Naturi Naughton as Lil' Kim and Antonique Smith as ex-wife Faith Evans. The film is directed by George Tillman Jr. who also directed 1997's Soul Food.
The film is currently in post-production and it will hit theaters on January 16, 2009. The official trailer hit the Internet Friday, October 24, 2008. You can check it out below.
I reported about this film in March on my site Cool Black's Media Madness when the casting was announced. I posted links to the casting session as well as a link to our African American profile about Biggie. You can check it out here. Below are promotional pictures as well as pictures from the film.
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Below is a widget from the official website for the movie where you can REALLY read more about the film.