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Diddy Picks Actor To Play Himself

Posted By on December 22, 2008

    With the Biggie Smalls Biopic "Notorious" hitting theaters next month, Diddy is already talking about a biopic on himself. "Everybody always asked me who I wanted to play me if anyone ever
played me, and I said Derek Luke," Diddy said while on the set of "CSI: Miami," on which he'll be making an appearance soon. "So that's why I called [Derek] to
play me in 'Notorious.'"  Derek Luke plays Diddy in the new film but has worked in films like "Friday Night Lights" and "Antwone Fisher."

    Diddy isn't exactly saying he wants to make a film on himself but Luke has already accepted his offer saying "I would love to play Puff from scratch. I would love to play him from start to finish." To prepare for Diddy's role in "Notorious," Luke got rid of his acting coach and went right to Diddy himself. "This man changed the game," Luke said. "Jay-Z, Master P, Eminem, 50 Cent? [Diddy] was sitting on millions way before them. Kanye, with the shine and the clothes? Puffy was all of that."