Monday, March 17, 2008


The roles of the three top chicks who played love interests in the late Notorious B.I.G.'s personal life have been casted in Notorius,
the new big screen bio-pic of the slain rapper. With the press release sent out last week announcing the main casting for the movie, it wasn't specified who would be playing the parts of Lil'Kim (Biggie's on-again/off-again jump-off, sidekick and protege), Faith Evans (Biggie's estranged wife--the couple married after a two week courtship--and mother of his son, Christopher Jr.), and Jan, (Biggie's long-term partner and the mother of his first child, daughter Tiana). Besides Angela Bassett as Christopher's mother Voletta Wallace, Derek Luke as Sean Combs, Anthony Mackie as Tupac Shakur and newcomer, Jamal 'Gravy' Woolard as The Notorious B.I.G, it was stated that the film also stars up and coming actresses Antonique Smith, Naturi Naughton, Dennis White and Julia Pace Mitchell.

According to AOL Blackvoices, Smith will be playing Faith, Naughton will portray Lil' Kim, and Julia Pace Mitchell has been cast to play Jan. Smith is best known to New Yorkers who may have seen her play Mimi in Jonathan Larson's Broadway production of Rent. Naughton is a former member of the music group 3LW who later appeared in the Broadway musical Hairspray. Mitchell has also done theater in different parts of the country. Both Smith and Naughton come from East Orange, New Jersey.

Since we know the film will discuss how Biggie and Faith got together, expect some fireworks in the film once Lil'Kim enters the picture. No word yet on who will play rapper Charli Baltimore's role in the movie. Baltimore was allegedly Biggie's girlfriend, although he was still married to Faith Evans, at the time of his death.


1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

That's hot! The real Kim and the real Faith Evans should appear on the red carpet at the premier. That would be a great PR move for both of the careers.

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