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Tupac Biopic Gains Oscar Nominated Screenwriters

 


The biopic on the life of Tupac Shakur has been upped a notch now that it’s set to be penned by Oscar nominated screenwriters.

As previously reported, “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqa confirmed that he would be working on the project alongside James G. Robinson, the chairman of Morgan Creek productions.

Now joining them on the project are Oscar-nominated screenwriters Stephen J. Rivele and Chris Wilkinson.

The film is said to focus on the rapper’s final days leading up to his death in Las Vegas and contain a series of flashbacks.

Wilkinson, who says he “knew nothing” of Tupac before working on the project, described him to Vulture Magazine as,

“It became clear that he was essentially a 19th century Romantic poet who found himself in the 21st century … an artist whose character is at odds with his medium …a really sensitive, very romantic, talented young poet who also could sing, dance, and act. But the realities [of the hip-hop record business] were that he had to create this persona of the gangster.”


The screenwriters say they have yet to cast the lead role, but Fuqua previously expressed interest in finding an unknown actor to play the emcee.

Production is set to start later this year.

Comment Comments: 12 Tags Tags: tupac biopic, tupac shakur movie, tupac biography
  • E

    can’t wait to see it. i hope they don’t destroy this movie with a bunch of nonsense and bad acting.

  • LYRICS

    I’M EXCITED!!!! I HOPE THEY DO HIM JUSTICE!!!

  • danimoni

    Can’t wait till it comes out.

  • Da Angel

    whatever

  • Justin Delano

    Youtube Tupac Justin Delano.

  • Roni

    It’s about time! Biggie had his movie somebody really needed to do a movie on Pac time is due!

  • BobTyranT

    YouTube BobTyranT 2Pac Biopic Audition NOW

  • Charles Hussle

    OMG! Check out Bob TyranT’s audition! That dude looks like him, sounds like him, has his mannerisms & sense of humor! Cast Bob TyranT for this role!!!

  • Shantell

    He’s right :) You’re right. They’re wasting they’re time on others. BobTyrant RULES LOL

  • Ruckus

    Amirri is cool, he’s passionate, Rich Garcia isn’t even black and he’s overweight! Justin Delano?? No way! Although it just went up Bob TyranT has the BEST audition on Youtube HANDS DOWN PERIOD

  • tanji white

    i want to audition as the part of a girlfriend.

  • ReNay Elder

    YouTube: 2Pac audition 1 check out C.McCarver he’s the one, looks like him, same color and same height. He’s knew to youtube as of yesterday!!!!

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