Published: Thu, March 09, 2017
Life&Culture | By Ted Wilson

Tupac and Biggie Cast in USA Network's 'Unsolved' Pilot

Tupac and Biggie Cast in USA Network's 'Unsolved' Pilot

Making this the ideal time for a new show to focus on the unsolved deaths of two of America's biggest and most influential rappers ever, Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. According to the folks at Deadline, the actors responsible for bringing the larger-than-life rappers to silver screen will be two newcomers by the names of Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jones. Rose will reprise his role from the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton.

The pilot marks the first acting role for Jonez, who was discovered after a nationwide casting call.

Unsolved will follows the major police investigations into the murders of the iconic rappers, who for years were locked in bitter battle known as the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry, a feud that ran between 1991 and ended with the death of Biggie in 1997.

Rose and Jonez join previously announced cast Josh Duhamel as Detective Greg Kading, Jimmi Simpson as Detective Russell Poole and Bokeem Woodbine as Officer Daryn Dupree.

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Shakur was shot and killed in Las Vegas in 1996, while Biggie was murdered six months later in Los Angeles. Taylor production company. Kyle Long (Suits) is writing the pilot and will also executive produce. He is repped by ICM Partners. Jonez is repped by Yasmine Pearl at First Access Entertainment.

Universal Cable Productions will produce the hourlong drama.

In related news, the 2Pac biopic, All Eyez on Me, will finally open in theaters on June 16, which would have been the late rapper's 46th birthday.

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