The primary casting for the Notorious B.I.G. biopic is done.
Rapper Gravy is Biggie:
Derek Luke is Puff Daddy:
Anthony Mackie is Tupac:
and Angela Bassett is Biggie's mom:
Outside the casting of Gravy, I think they did a pretty poor job... especially in the cases of Derek Luke and Angela Bassett. The director should have pushed for no-namers.
I hope I don't end up laughing like I do every time I see Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan. That's gotta go down with the all-timers goofers, like when Burt Lancaster played Massai in Apache.