According to social media, people don’t agree with FREEWAY RICKY ROSS’ choice of Nick Cannon to play him in a biopic. However we find out that Nick Cannon was not the only one considered for the leading role in the soon to be seen picture. Ross goes on to say that he talked to numerous actors about portraying his life.
“I spoke to Will Smith about the role. I had a couple meetings with Jamie Foxx about it. Larenz Tate, I was really serious about Larenz,” he said. “I spoke to Don Cheadle a couple of times about it. Columbus Short, I really, really liked Columbus Short for the role, but at the end of the day Nick’s willing to help me build the project. He’s willing to get in the trenches and roll up his sleeves and fight because I still wanna have some control….. I been watching Nick since like ’96 when I was in custody in San Diego and that was one of the times when I was at my most tuneless time with the world, because I was incarcerated and I also had a life sentence,” he said citing “Drumline” as his favorite Cannon flick. “He just reminds me of myself, just he took a different turn, he went to entertainment and I went to the streets.”