Casting Couch: The Notorious B.I.G.

Fox Searchlight Pictures is set to bring the dramatic life and times of Christopher Wallace aka the Notorious B.I.G. to the silver screen, calling the biopic Notorious and enlisting B.I.G.’s mom Voletta Wallace as producer. And director George Tillman Jr. (Soul Food, Men Of Honor) is looking for a few good men (or women, why not) to audition for the yet-to-be-cast title role. That could be you! If you’ve got the stature ‘n’ flow, submit your audition tapes at, and size up the competition thus far at (Apparently freestyling is part of the audition process — and apparently, most candidates so far are very not good at freestyling.)

As always, and even though they’re looking for an unknown, we figured we’d conduct the informal casting process here and allow Fox Searchlight to cherry pick at their pleasure. Think we have just the person…

Slap that fat suit on R. and fire up the cam! OK, fine. Who you got? Don’t say Don Cheadle.