Jamal Woolard, Derek Luke and Anthony Mackie star in the music biopic Notorious. Watch the movie trailer below! The story centers on the life and death of The Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.
Release Date: January 16, 2009
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Screenwriter: Reggie Rock Bythewood, Cheo Hodari Coker
Cast: Jamal Woolard, Derek Luke, Anthony Mackie, Angela Bassett, Antonique Smith, Naturi Naughton, Dennis White
Running Time: 2 hrs. 2 min.
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some strong sexuality including dialogue, nudity, and for drug content.
In just a few short years, The Notorious B.I.G. rose from the streets of Brooklyn to become one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time. B.I.G. was a gifted storyteller; his narratives about violent life on the streets were told with a gritty, objective realism that won him enormous respect and credibility. His stories were universal and gave a voice to his generation.