While the much-talked about, always-delayed Tupac movie has yet to gain traction after more than a decade, one of the late music legend’s former producer is creeping his way into the picture with a film of his own.
Back in the 1996, Rahimi had been Tupac Shakur’s go-to man; directing numerous videos for Death Row Records and following the rapper around everywhere with the cameras rolling. As the title suggests, the biopic’s plot centers around the last week of Pac’s life, which he infamously spent fighting for in the hospital.
“It’s not a movie about Tupac,” he tells Deadline. “It’s a movie that will have Tupac in it. It’s about how he changed my life.” Tupac, he said, “will play himself. I have archival footage that I shot of him that’s never been seen before that will be written into the film.”
As for the notion that two Tupac movies could co-exist, Rahimi explains his film will not be a common cut-and-dry flick or even documentary for that matter.
“[The film] is not going to make any accusations or point any fingers” at those responsible for Tupac’s still-unsolved murder, he reveals. “A few weeks before Pac was shot, I wrote the letter that Tupac signed, firing Suge Knight and his lawyer David Kenner. After that, the tension between Tupac and his label soared to new heights.”
He also plans to round-up willing muscians for a “tribute soundtrack” since he doesn’t own any rights to Tupac’s music.
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