Trailer for the Fox Searchlight Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious

Jamal Woolard as Notorious B.I.G.
Jamal Woolard as Notorious B.I.G.
The first trailer for Fox Searchlight’s Biggies Smalls biopic Notorious is now online. The film traces the life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm. George Tillman Jr. directed Notorious, which also features Angela Bassett as Biggie’s mother Voletta, Derek Luke as Sean Combs, Anthony Mackie as Tupac Shakur, Charles Malik Whitfield as Wayne Barrow, Kevin Navayne as a member of Junior Mafia, Marc John Jefferies as Lil Cease, Naturi Naughton as Lil Kim, Antonique Smith as Faith Evans, Sean Ringgold as Suge Knight, Jamal Woolard as Notorious B.I.G.

Notorious is due in theaters on January 16, 2009.

Find out more about the upcoming film at The site has a bunch of interactive elements, including user blogs, photos and video diaries from the film’s producer Wayne Barrows.

Check out the trailer below.