Big's Life Set For Big Screen Treatment

SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS is teaming up with film-maker ANTOINE FUQUA and the NOTORIOUS BIG's mother VOLETTA WALLACE to make a film about the late rapper's life. WAYNE BARROW, who still handles BIG's affairs and manages the murdered star's mother tells MTV.COM they're in talks with several studios about the project.

Combs will aid the production creatively, and Barrow and partner MARK PITTS have recruited CHEO HODARI COKER, author of UNBELIEVABLE: THE LIFE, DEATH AND AFTERLIFE OF THE NOTORIOUS BIG to write the screenplay.

Barrow says, "It's going to be challenging to cast a BIG. We've thrown a few names around, like BIG O (actor WAVERLY W ALFORD II) from 8 MILE. Maybe ANTHONY ANDERSON... because he has the humour. A few people said GUERILLA BLACK, but we don't know how that's going to play out."

Casting the roles of LIL' KIM, FAITH EVANS, JUNIOR MAFIA and Combs will depend upon the size of their roles in the finished script, says Barrow, and the artists may even be invited to play themselves, depending on their availability.

The movie is expected to go into production in February (06).

BIG, real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE, was shot to death in Los Angeles in 1997.

02/04/2005 03:35

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Tags: Antoine Fuqua - The Notorious B.I.G - MTV - Mile - Anthony Anderson - Black - Lil Kim - Faith Evans - Junior Mafia - Christopher Wallace


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