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Gravy will play Biggie in new flick 'Notorious'



Fox Searchlight has announced it finally has somebody worthy to impersonate the late Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G., so the rest is gravy. Actually, that’s his name. Gravy.

Tbdgravy030708 The Hollywood Reporter says Brooklyn rapper Jamal Woolard has been picked to play the title role in Notorious, the long-delayed project about the rapper who was gunned down in 1997.

He will be joined by Derek Luke as Sean Combs (who is executive producer on the film), Angela Bassett as Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace and Anthony Mackie, who will play just-as-dead rival Tupac Shakur.

Woolard beat out more than 100 Biggie wannabes during casting calls. Even after releasing an album or two, Gravy is most famous for being shot outside the studios of New York hip-hop radio station Hot 97 right before an appearance two years ago, yet went on with the interview. How gangsta is that? Makes us want to buy his album Who Shot Mayor Goonberg? (with DJ Clue) right now!

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:36am]


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