Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS is in negotiations to co-star in CARLITO'S
WAY: THE BEGINNING, the prequel to director Brian De Palma's 1993 drama
The story focuses on the early drug-dealing days of Al Pacino's character
CARLITO BRIGANTE, to be played in the prequel by Jay Hernandez.
Production is set to begin next month (NOV04) in New York's Harlem
The 1993 film also starred Sean Penn, John Leguizamo and Viggo Mortensen.