Marcc Rose, Wavyy Jonez To Play Iconic Rappers
Marcc Rose [will play Tupac. The actor reprises his role from the 2015 hit film Straight Outta Compton, in which he made his acting debut.] and Wavyy Jonez [will play Biggie. The pilot marks the first acting role for Jonez, who was discovered after a nationwide casting call.] will play the iconic rappers in the pilot.
Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jonez have been cast as the iconic rappers, respectively, in the drama pilot about their unsolved murders, The Hollywood Reporter [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com] has learned.
Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac [working title] is a scripted true crime serial that chronicles the two major police investigations into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
The two join previously cast actors Jimmi Simpson, Bokeem Woodbine and Josh Duhamel, all three of whom will play police employees integral to the unsolved cases. Anthony Hemingway (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) is set to direct and will executive produce along with Mark Taylor through their Hemingway | Taylor production company. Kyle Long (Suits) is writing the pilot and will also executive produce. The drama is based on the experiences of former LAPD Detective Greg Kading, who is consulting on the pilot script and will also serve as co-executive producer. Kading led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders and authored the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations.
Universal Cable Productions will produce the hourlong drama.