An upcoming movie based on the life of late rapper Notorious B.I.G. (née Christopher Wallace) will star an unknown, with an open call for audition videos beginning at 3 a.m. this Sunday. As to why they're looking outside the usual talent pool for someone to play Wallace, his former manager Wayne Barrow said, "In the typical Hollywood world, no one came to mind outside of Forest Whitaker who could capture that essence genuinely." [Ed. note: Jesus Christ. Thank you for not casting Forest Whitaker.] Wallace's mother Voletta, who will have some input in the casting process, added, "I don't want you to just imitate him. I want to see his swagger, his style, his energy and smile come through." You'll excuse me if I don't post another Newswire today, as I'll be too busy practicing "Everyday Struggle" in the mirror.
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