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 Biggie’s manager 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 currently in post-production and it will hit theaters on January 16, 2009.
A teaser trailer was released in late September. An exclusive trailer was played during the BET Hip-Hop Awards showing more of what The Notorious B.I.G. does and more of Tupac’s part.
The film has been rated R by the MPAA for pervasive language, some strong sexuality including dialogue, nudity, and for drug content.