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
mother tells MTV.COM they're in talks with several studios about the
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
The movie is expected to go into production in February (06).
BIG, real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE, was shot to death in Los Angeles in