Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tupac Biopic On The Way

We got a movie about the life of Christopher 'Biggie' Wallace in 2009, and it is only right we get a biopic on Tupac Shakur too. I know his mom and movie producers have been talking for a while now, but the money is down now, and filming will most likely start in 2014. The supposed budget is $45 million, and I think that is more than enough to put together a really cool movie. I have been waiting on this for a very long time. Read more about the Tupac movie below-









Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films is teaming with Morgan Creek Productions to co-finance and co-produce Tupac, creating a new urgency for the long-gestating biopic on the hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur. They are working with a script by Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft, and a new draft is expected in two weeks. Several companies battled for the rights to partner on the film with Jim Robinson’s Morgan Creek before MCP president David Robinson sealed the deal with EFO. They are eyeing a February start date and a $45 million budget. They have the rights to exploit Tupac’s musical catalog, and his mother, Afeni Shakur, will be a producer on the film.
Born in East Harlem to parents who were members of the Black Panthers, Shakur shot to fame as a hip-hop artist and an actor. That rise started with the release of 2Pacalypse Now. His gruff delivery of politically charged, in-your-face lyrics and willingness to lead the “thug life” made him highly credible in the urban music scene. It also made him a target, particularly when a feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers escalated from insults to gunfire. Tupac was gunned down on a street corner in Las Vegas in 1996, and he died six days later at age 25. Death didn’t dampen his iconic status; like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, it enhanced it. Posthumously, he has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide.
The movie has nearly come together in several previous incarnations with numerous directors and actors circling. Now that the money is in place, they will set a filmmaker quickly and begin casting up the film. They haven’t decided on whether to get an established young actor to play the rapper, or to make a discovery. (global14.com)


I would love if they went with discovering an actor to play the part of Tupac, as opposed to using a young established act. You need to discover someone with some of the characteristics of Pac, you can't fake it with an actor.

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