Beanie Sigel Auditions for Role of Biggie Smalls in New Biopic
Beanie 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.