John Singleton Directing Tupac Shakur Biopic?
John Singleton may be on his way to directing a Tupac Shakur biopic.
According to reports, Singleton, director of classic films like Boyz n The Hood and Higher Learning, is in negotiations to direct the 2Pac biopic for Morgan Creek and Universal Pictures.
The NYmag.com reports:
The project had been set up with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, but we’re told he had difficulty casting the role of Shakur; even a nationwide talent search failed to yield candidates of which Fuqua approved.
As such, Fuqua has moved on and is looking at other projects, most notably attaching himself to direct Relativity Media’s Hunter Killer, a thriller about an American submariner and a Navy SEAL team who must work together to rescue the Russian president during a military coup d’état.
Singleton has also been rumored to be directing a N.W.A. biopic but insiders believe the N*ggaz Wit Attitudes film has been put on hold due to the director’s interest in bringing the Pac story to the big screen.
Biggie’s biopic has been out for years now, it’s only right if they do for for Pac, right?
Tupac Shakur starred in John Singleton’s 1993 film Poetic Justice.