R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.
Jamal Woolard heavily prepared for his role for months, which includes listening and remembering lyrics to a variety of songs by Biggie, gaining weight and vocal lessons at Juilliard School to get the voice right.
Yo, he got sex appeal like LL?
Wayne Barrow: A little bigger than that.
Sean Combs: What, like Heavy D?
Wayne Barrow: He's a little darker than that.
Wayne Barrow: He look like Wesley Snipes?
Wayne Barrow: Oh, he ain't Wesley...
In a brief establishing shot of Times Square, a billboard poster for "Chicken Run" can be seen. Chicken Run was released three years after Biggie died. There is also a poster for "Will & Grace" on NBC, which premiered the year after his death (1998).
The unrated cut features seven minutes of extended footage as well as an opening sequence involving the "Impala SS" killer.
$20,497,596 18 January 2009
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