20 years after both Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.’s death, several of movies, documentaries and TV shows have been created around their deaths. “Notorious,” the film about Biggie was released in 2009, Tupac’s biopic “All Eyez On Me” will be released this June and A&E has announced that Tupac & Biggie will be the focus of two miniseries on their Emmy award winning show “Biography.”
Last year USA Networks announced they would produce a pilot called “Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac” (working title). The show is a scripted true crime serial drama show that goes into the police investigations of the murders of the superstar rappers. Based on the book “Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations,” the show will be directed by Directed by Emmy award winner Anthony Hemingway.
Months after announcing Wavyy Jonez and Marcc Rose as Biggie and Tupac, USA has announced their second round of casting. Grammy-nominated singer, Luke James, who played Johnny Gill in BET’s New Editon biopic will play Sean “Diddy” Combs, Aisha Hinds, who is playing Harriet Tubman on “Underground” and also stars on “Shots Fired” will portray Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace, and singer/actress Letoya Luckett will play Sharitha Golden, estranged wife of Death Row records CEO Suge Knight.
Jimmi Simpson has been cast as Detective Russell Poole and Bokeem Woodbine as Officer Daryn Dupree.