According to Hot 97’s Miss Info, singer and rapper Sean Kingston claimed at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards that he has landed the role of a lifetime.
“My management told me about it and, you know, I had auditioned for it and I met with the director and I nailed it and he gave me a shot now at being in the movie,” Kingston, whose single “Beautiful Girls” landed at the number one spot of the Billboard 100 chart, reportedly said.
But aparently Kingston saying he landed the role, was everything but true.
Hundreds of Biggie look-alikes have sent videos to biggiecasting.com through an open audition process. And apparently, Barrow, along with the biopic’s screenwriter and frequent VIBE contributor Cheo Hodari Coker – who wrote «Unbelievable », on which the script is based – are still searching for someone who fits the bill.
“The most important element to casting B.I.G. is what we consider the swagger,” Barrow said.
This movie is a familly affair, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is executive producer, and the late rapper’s mother, Voletta Wallace, along with Barrow and B.I.G.’s other former manager Mark Pitts, will serve as producers.