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.”