USA’s Tupac and Biggie Drama Found Its Tupac, Presumably by Watching Straight Outta Compton

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Sure, it might be daunting to get immediately typecast as a much-beloved, oft-mythologized cultural figure. On the other hand, if film and television are committed to revisiting every iconic moment of the ’90s from multiple different angles. why not get paid for it? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jonez have been cast as Tupac Shakur and Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace respectively in USA’s upcoming drama pilot Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac. If picked up to series, the show would delve into the criminal investigation of their as-yet-unsolved murders, following the actions of law enforcement officers portrayed by Jimmi Simpson, Bokeem Woodbine, and Josh Duhamel. While the show will be Jonez’s big break into acting, Rose has one other role under his belt: playing Tupac in 2015’s Straight Outta Compton. This of course means Demetrius Shipp Jr., star of this year’s upcoming Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, has played less Shakurs, but honestly, just wait until we get a few more pilot announcements. He’ll catch up soon enough.

USA’s Tupac and Biggie Pilot Has Found Its Tupac and Biggie