Producers Casting Notorious B.I.G. Biopic

The role of Notorious B.I.G. for an upcoming biopic on the rapper will be filled through an open casting call, the film’s producers told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Notorious, which has been in the works for nearly seven years, will seek its star by auditioning actors and non-actors alike who resemble the rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace. Anyone can submit audition videos beginning 3 a.m. EDT Sunday to or

“There will only be one Christopher Wallace, but I’m happy that his legacy will open a door for another to walk through,” said B.I.G.’s mother Voletta Wallace. “I don’t want you to just imitate him. I want to see his swagger, his style, his energy and smile come through.”