A biopic on Tupac Shakur is currently in the works and Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn’s Finest) has signed on to direct, according to digitalspy.com.
In an interview with the site Fuqua said production company Morgan Creek recently approved his role in the flick. “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,” he said
The former music video director said he’s interested in finding an unknown actor to play the iconic hip-hop legend. “That’s the goal, I want to discover someone new,” he revealed. “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.”
News of the film comes just two weeks before the fallen soldier’s birthday. On June 16, ’Pac would have turned 39-years-old. In commemoration of the date, a slew of acts including Rick Ross and Bun B will be paying tribute to beloved rap star at his 2nd Annual Birthday Concert Celebration at Atlanta’s Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts.
Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as more information on the Shakur movie and the birthday concert. —Kamaria Gboro