Though it’s still in search of an official title at the time of writing – Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac is the current working one – USA Network’s true-life crime drama Unsolved is beginning to beef up its ensemble cast.
Four weeks ago, we brought you the news that Josh Duhamel (Transformers: The Last Knight), Bokeem Woodbine (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Westworld‘s Jimmi Simpson had all signed on, and now, Deadline is reporting that the network has added another three: Luke James, Aisha Hinds and Letoya Luckett (Ballers).
From today’s report, it’s understood James has closed a deal to play Sean “Puffy” Combs (AKA Puff Diddy), the “young and wildly successful founder of Bad Boy Records, the label of Christopher Wallace.” Hinds, meanwhile, has climbed aboard to play the coveted part of Wallace’s grieving mother, Voletta Wallace, who became a vocal campaigner for justice after her son was fatally shot during a drive-by shooting in ’97. Finally, Deadline notes that Letoya Luckett is attached to portray Sharitha Golden, the “estranged wife of Death Row records CEO Suge Knight.”
Penned by Suits scribe Kyle Long, Unsolved largely revolves around the gruelling investigation into the murder of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, who will be brought to life by Wavyy Jonez and Marcc Rose, respectively. Much of Long’s script will draw inspiration from Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations, the true-life biopic written by former LAPD Detective Greg Kading. Josh Duhamel will bring that character to life on the small screen, and is expected to lead multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders.
There’s still no word of a premiere date nor a series order for Unsolved, but with such a starry cast in tow, don’t be too surprised if we catch wind of a release date sooner rather than later.