Almost 20 years after the passing of the 24-year old recording artist, a brand new documentary is being created titled Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance. Going by the alias Biggie Smalls, Big Poppa or the Notorious B.I.G., as he would later be known, Christopher Wallace rose to infamy in the 1990s. Alongside his compatriots Tupac and Sean Combs. Only to lose his life on March 9, 1997.
Gunned down in cold blood, much has been made of his murder with an assailant still to be found. But filmmakers Emmett Malloy and Brendan Malloy want this title to focus on his music and outline how his albums have impacted the rap world at large. Moving away from the double murders of Biggie and Tupac that have been the focus of other motion pictures before and after.
Movie Ready To Hypnotize Audiences
Voletta Wallace is still left with the pain of losing her son at such a tender age. But the 64-year old Jamaican feels passionately about working on the project that will highlight the best part's of Wallace's life. Following on from another documentary from 2009 simply called Notorious, this installment will go beyond B.I.G. to examine his role in rap and R&B, spanning two decades and beyond.
“It brings so much joy to my heart that my son Christopher’s music has made such an impact on the music community,” Wallace remarked. “His stories have positively inspired so many young men and women over the years, and (are) still influencing the youth all over the world today.”
Depp On Set As Johnny Plays Detective
Amid a host of off-camera issues that have plagued his career. From a bitter divorce with actress Amber Heard to a lawsuit filed against the performer by his former management company that threatens to bankrupt him, Johnny Depp has been on set for the shoot of LAByrinth. The film will be delving where the documentary Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance will not. Examining the unsolved murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur in 1996 and 1997 respectively.
Adapted from the Randall Sullivan novel, the story will focus on the events of Russell Poole’s investigation into the killing. As his insights threatened to rock the entire music industry and send shockwaves through the Los Angeles Police Department. Directed by Brad Furman, LAByrinth will also star Forest Whitaker and Toby Huss as Depp takes the leading role.