Posted by Bossip Staff
Casting has finally begun for the an untitled film based on the life of the Notorious B.I.G. Producer of the film and former manager Wayne Barrow decided to give an unknown actor a chance after deciding against Oscar winner Forest Whitaker because of his age.
“As it relates to the individual Christopher Wallace – his looks, his stature, what he represented, the swagger, the sensibility of the man – all those elements are very difficult to find, no matter where you go. In the typical Hollywood world, no one came to mind outside of Forest Whitaker who could capture that essence genuinely.”
Casting for the film will begin on Sunday through an
P. Diddy style online casting call.
Forest playing the part of Biggie would have taken this movie from “Straight-to-DVD” to Oscar potential.