John Singleton Signs On To Direct Tupac Biopic
Famed director John Singleton has just signed on to re-write, direct and produce the long-awaited biopic about the life of slain rapper Tupac Shakur by Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Deadline reports.
The Academy Award nominated director will work alongside Ed Gonzales and Jeremy Haft to revise originally optioned the script. Production is set to begin this summer. Singleton actually had the opportunity to work with Tupac three years prior to his untimely death in 1996 on “Poetic Justice,” which starred the deceased rapper and Janet Jackson.
“Tupac was the guy who I planned to do a lifetime of films with,” said Singleton. “His passing deeply affected my life. As well as countless people in this world … His life story is as important to my generation.”
Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, who has acted as a guardian to her son’s musical legacy since his passing, is also onboard with the project. She will be standing in as en executive producer. Naturally, this gives the film access to Pac’s extensive’ musical library. So far no names have been dropped regarding who will be cast to play the controversial rapper. As always, we will keep you posted as further details emerge surrounding this project.
Do you think you’d be interested in checking out the Tupac biopic? Are there any actors out there that you think would make a good Tupac?