“Unsolved” Casts Lead Actors To Play Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac For New Television Show


Marcc Rose and newcomer Wavvy Jonez have been cast as late rappers The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur in a new TV series.

by Mike Winslow

(AllHipHop News) Rose will play Shakur, while Jonez will portray B.I.G. in “Unsolved,” a new drama which centers on the investigations into the murders of the rappers. R

Rose portrayed Tupac in 2015’s N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton.”

The series is based on former Los Angeles Police Department Detective Greg Kading’s experiences investigating the murders.

He also wrote the book “Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations.”

Josh Duhamel will play Kading, while Jimmi Simpson will star as Detective Russell Poole and Bokeem Woodbine portrays Officer Daryn Dupree.

The show will be directed “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’s” Anthony Hemingway, who will also serve as executive producer on the series.

Tupac was shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1996, while Notorious B.I.G. was murdered in Los Angeles the following year (97).