A Notorious B.I.G. documentary is reportedly in the works, and not only did it get the approval of the late rapper’s estate, but his mother Voletta Wallace will reportedly produce the new film, Variety confirms. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Biggie’s March 1997 death, production companies, Submarine Entertainment and ByStorm Film announced its plans to bring the new doc entitled, Notorious B.I.G: One More Chance, to the screen Monday (Feb. 13).
The film will reportedly explore B.I.G’s music and life as one of the true forces in rap and hip hop during the 90s. Although he only made it to record two albums, the documentary will focus on how his work influenced and impacted the culture around the world. “It brings so much joy to my heart that my son Christopher’s music has made such an impact on the music community and his stories have positively inspired so many young men and women over the years, and still influencing the youth all over the world today,” Voletta Wallace said in formal statement.
The film will reportedly be directed by the Malloys Brothers, who also directed the 2014 documentary, Kevin Durant: The Offseason. In the past, B.I.G. has been subject to many documentaries, including 2002’s Biggie & Tupac and 2007’s Bigger Than Life. The upcoming film will be the only doc to be made in collaboration with the rapper’s estate however.
In addition to documentaries, a scripted comedy based on Biggie’s lyrics for “Think B.I.G.” is also in the works, as well as a film starring Johnny Depp, which revolves around the detective who investigated the rapper’s murder. The forthcoming Tupac biopic, All Eyez on Me will also cross with Biggie’s storyline.