After a nationwide search, rapper Jamal Woolard was chosen to play Biggie Smalls in the upcoming film, “Notorious.” Here is the first picture of him as the B.I.G.
The picture was revealed by producer Wayne Barrow on his official Blog. Barrow went on to say:
“We cast Jamal Woolard in the role of B.I.G.. Although Jamal has a bit of history of his own in the music industry, he is still relatively unknown, which we thought was an integral element in filling the role. Jamal, a Brooklyn native, has been working hard to capture the spirit of Christopher’s character, the soul of the man. We are extremely excited about our choice of casting, his natural charm and charismatic demeanor is very reminiscent of B.I.G and we look forward to sharing this ride with him..”
When the project is released, all eyes will be all over Woolard. As beloved as Biggie was, playing this role will definitely be a challenge for Woolard.
Do you think he pulls it off?