Beanie Sigel Auditions for Role of Biggie Smalls in New Biopic

beanie.jpgBeanie Sigel is hoping to land the title role in the upcoming Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious. According to MTV News, the Broad St. Bully recently auditioned for the role as part of the film’s open casting call. Beans says he is a “huge B.I.G. fan” and feels that he is by far the best choice for the role. “To me, dudes like B.I.G. and Pac are special niggas,” Beanie told MTV News. “You don’t fuck with niggas’ legacies. I wouldn’t do [the movie] just to say I played the role. I don’t know nobody else in the rap game who could do it and pull it off, as far as who you believe, who’s lyrical enough and fits that image. If I’m watching that joint, I wouldn’t just want to see an [ordinary] actor. Some people might feel some type of way to see Beanie Sigel [playing] Biggie, I don’t know. But I’d love to have a shot at it.” The Philly native, better known for his fierce lyricism rather than his acting prowess, is not without film experience. He had a starring role in both State Property films and has also appeared in the Damon Dash helmed comedies Death of a Dynasty and Paper Soldiers. Nonetheless, he will face stiff competition for the role of Bed Stuy’s finest. In August, the film’s producers, who include Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace and Sean “Diddy” Combs, announced that the casting call would be open to the general public. Production on Notorious is expected to begin this fall.

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  • CHI-W

    Beanie, Start preparing for that oscar speech

  • Rich_Porter

    Firstt!!!! ya bitch



  • Cinsere

    He’s not charismatic enough. Big was a funny dude…Beans, not so much (unless you’re laughing at him damn near tongue kissing Peedi Crack, in which case he’s hilarious! lol).

  • ddubbzz

    Beans as B I G…i dont know yo…but more power to you homie!

  • BklynBandette

    I love Beans, but BIG should be played by an unknown actor who has been honing his craft. When I see this joint I want to get the true essence of BIG and who he was. But when you have a famous person playing another famous person, the real story doesn’t get conveyed because all we’re gonna see is Beans- Not BIG! That’s just like Ciara or Mya vying for the lead role of Aaliyah. As great as they are you would never get Aaliyah’s story ’cause you’re too busy checking for Mya or Ciara. And the same thing will happen with this. He may have some acting experience. But then again how much acting ability is necessary to play a character close to your own personality?

    I Wish Beans the best … But I Don’t Know.

    Just A Woman’s Perspective.
    Holla If Ya Hear Me.

  • Moe Greene

    I heard Sean Kingston was auditioning too. I know Beans aint the best choice for a role, but come the fuck on. That nigga Sean Kingston is not any better? At least Sigel lives this shit.

  • 5yearslockdown

    honestly i like beans but the best person for that role would b gorilla black. he sound and look like BIG

  • Rico Tha Kid

    Beans would be aight, but as far as the voice, Guerilla Black would be perfect…

  • $T

    Beans cant act!!!!! BIG was a funny dude u think beans could pull BIGS funny side of?
    BklynBandette i agree completely!

  • 615banga

    if he dont get the part .. then i think 8ball should try out for the part

  • El Negro

    wow a legend playing a legend in a movie thatz wut im talkin bout keep ya head up beanie and yeah u r a gret rapper luvd u in state property

  • Fire

    Just imagine Forrest Whitaker playing B.I.G. for a second.

  • ace wonda

    guerilla black is the only person in the game who can portray him right right now . got love for beanie but not the perfect fit

  • Chocolate rAIN

    Fire Says:

    October 4th, 2007 at 12:15 am

    Just imagine Forrest Whitaker playing B.I.G. for a second.
    co-sign, Forrest Whitaker would murk that sh&t! but they might be looking for a younger actor

  • BklynBandette

    I whole heartedly Co-Sign on Guerilla Black.

  • Guerilla Black

    I should play the leading role!I look like Biggie !The Street Broad looks like a fag