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July 2005
Notorious B.I.G. news

Notorious B.I.G. news

Fuqua Directing Notorious B.I.G.
Biopic Source: Variety
July 20, 2005

FoxSearchlight Pictures is in talks with Training Day helmer Antoine Fuqua to direct a feature on the life and times of late rapper the Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls and Christopher Wallace.

According to Variety, the script is being written by Cheo Hodari Coker, a former journalist who also authored the bio "Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G."

The film is being produced by Wallace's mother, Voletta Wallace, and by his former managers, Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts.

Wallace was gunned down at the age of 24at a Vibe magazine after-party outside L.A.'s Peterson Automotive Museum in March, 1997. Eight years later, no one has been charged in the murder. Coker, a former writer at Vibe magazine and The New York Times, was the last person to interview the rapper before his murder.


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