Lead Actors Cast in USA's 'Biggie and Tupac' Series

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Straight Outta Compton cast member Marcc Rose and newcomer Wavyy Jonez are to portray the iconic, late rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls in a USA Network pilot.

Rose and Jonez join previously announced cast members Josh Duhamel as Los Angeles Detective Greg Kading, Jimmi Simpson as Detective Russell Poole and Bokeem Woodbine as Officer Daryn Dupree in Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac.

Wavyy Jonez

Wavyy Jonez

The Universal Cable Productions project is being helmed and executive produced by director Anthony Hemingway. It is described in press notes as "a scripted true crime serial that chronicles the two major police investigations into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls."

Nobody has been convicted yet for the 1990s shooting deaths of Shakur in Las Vegas and Smalls in Los Angeles.

Marcc Rose

USA Network unveiled casting plans for two pivotal roles in its new pilot, Unsolved. Check out the details here! https://t.co/WYbkQoXtnn— USA Network (@USA_Network) March 6, 2017

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.