One of Blindie’s favorite Broadway stars Antonique Smith (right), who played Mimi Valdez in the musical hit Rent, is jumping to the big screen as Faith Evans (left) in Notorious.

The upcoming biopic, which chronicles the life and death of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), stars Angela Bassett as Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace, Derek Luke as Sean “Diddy” Combs, Anthony Mackie as Tupac Shakur, and unknown actor Jamal Woolard as The Notorious B.I.G.

The highly-anticipated film hits theaters on January 16.

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