• First Look at Jamal Woolard As The Notorious B.I.G

    Things are moving at full speed as Fox Searchlight has provided the first look at Jamal Woolard as rapper Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. The photo comes from Producer Wayne Barrow's blog . As filming is currently underway, Mr. Barrow will continue to update the blog with more pics and stories.

    In just a few short years, The Notorious B.I.G. rose from the streets of Brooklyn to become one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time. B.I.G. was a gifted storyteller; his narratives about violent life on the streets were told with a gritty, objective realism that won him enormous respect and credibility. His stories were universal and gave a voice to his generation.
    Judging from the photo, the looks are there and since Biggie was a well known figure, he will have to nail down the persona in order for the audience to truly be hooked.

    In time we will get to see shots of Angela Bassett as Christopher's mother Voletta Wallace, Derek Luke as Sean Combs, and Anthony Mackie as Tupac Shaku. Directed by George Tillman, NOTORIOUS will be released by Fox Searchlight Pictures on January 16, 2009.