Tupac Shakur Movie announced by Morgan Creek and Antoine Fuqua

by Damian McKnight

Training Day producer/ director, Antoine Fuqua, has revealed that a Tupac movie is in the works and that he hopes to begin production on the film project in the fall. Fuqua admitted that he, Morgan Creek and Jim Robinson had been working on the project for quite some time.

Two Oscar-nominated writers, Stephen J. Rivele and Chris Wilkinson, have been tapped to write the screenplay. Rivele and Wilkinson, whose writing credits include "Nixon" and "Ali," told New York magazine that the film will focus on the Tupac's final day, with flashbacks of the preceding four years of his life interspersed throughout.

The biopic is tentatively slated to begin production later this year, according to the magazine.

“It looks like we’re doing Tupac Shakur’s movie next in September, that’s what I’ve been starting up and working on now. I’ve been working on that for a while with Morgan Creek and Jim Robinson. I just got the green light from him and we’re going in September. I’ve just started to prep that.”

Fuqua has previously said he hopes to find a newcomer to play Tupac.

“I want to discover a lot of new people if I can. Obviously I’m going to have to put some people in it that you know, just because actors have different skills. I want to go to the streets and find him anywhere he might be in the world, " the director said.

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