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Casting revealed for USA Network's 'Biggie and Tupac' series

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Karen Butler
Director Anthony Hemingway arrives for the 48th NAACP Image Awards on February 11. Hemingway is set to direct NBC's Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Director Anthony Hemingway arrives for the 48th NAACP Image Awards on February 11. Hemingway is set to direct NBC's "Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac." Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

March 6 (UPI) -- 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.

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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.

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