Fox/Searchlight behind production from Mrs. Wallace and
rapper’s former managers.

(March 13, 2006)

*“Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua has been chosen by the mother of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. to direct a film that will detail his life story.

According to, Fox/Searchlight is funding the untitled project from Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, and his former managers, Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts.

"The film [will be] directed by Antoine Fuqua - a very nice director. He's very talented. Who is gonna play Biggie? I don't know yet. Who is gonna play me, I don't know yet. But we are in the process of casting now," Mrs. Wallace told the website.

Biggie, a.k.a. Christopher Wallace, was shot and killed in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. His murder is thought to be linked to the killing of Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas, however, both murders remain unsolved.