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Tupac biopic in the works

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Tupac biopic in the works

Morgan Creek Productions announced Thursday that a biopic about rapper Tupac Shakur, called “Tupac”, is finally in the works. According to the press release, principal photography will start either late spring or early summer. The film will be shot on location in New York, Georgia, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The film will be directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”, “Brooklyn’s Finest”). Casting is underway.

The film will follow the dramatic life of the influential rapper, including his rise to stardom, his work in acting, art, and music, and his time at Death Row Records, including the East Coast/West Coast rap war, ending in both the murders of Tupac and rapper Notorious B.I.G.

When asked about how the production company would treat the biopic of her son, Afeni Shakur-Davis said, “I am confident that Morgan Creek will stay true to the common goal we share of depicting Tupac’s life in a way that will allow the world to see the authenticity of his artistry, his hopes, and his life goals.“

Producer LT Hutton also said in response, “I am honored to be part of the process that is bringing his life and legacy to the big screen. I am thankful to Afeni Shakur for giving this project her blessing and to Morgan Creek for giving it the green light.”

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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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  1. rockapone

    February 13, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    i will play the role of my mentor check out some of my pics at fb type in rodney da don hadley .check out my music at http://www.ourstage.com type in rockapone i will bring dat drivee dat pac gave it was pac tellin me keep your head up and fight for what u believen and coming from detroit i got alot of fight im readt to imbody my mentor play this role like he would have wanted me to im readyyyyy.

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