In their sales pitch for the film, Fox Searchlight Pictures says “Notorious”, the bio pic on Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G., is the true life story about how Wallace went from a street hustla (as the kids would say) to “the greatest rapper of all time”. That’s a pretty big statement there, Fox Searchlight Pictures. You’re forgetting another great rapper … Vanilla Ice! Just kidding. Or am I? That hair alone was worth some kind of “best of” list in my opinion. But I digress. More images from “Notorious” for your perusal pleasure.
NOTORIOUS is the story of CHRISTOPHER WALLACE who, through raw talent and sheer determination, transforms himself from a Brooklyn street hustler to become the greatest rapper of all time, THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. This story charts his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectation and redefines our notion of “The American Dream.”
Starring Derek Luke, Anthony Mackie, Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Naturi Naughton, Antonique Smith, Sean Ringgold, and directed by George Tillman Jr. (“Men of Honor”).
The big man busts loose some rhymes January 16, 2009.