“Training Day” Director Preps Tupac Biopic

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

  • OUTLAW

    No need for the movie, MAKAVELI will return!!!!!

    • thuglife

      that nigga will return when jesus come back

  • Capostatus

    Fuck 2pac. This nigga overrated plus he been dead for 15 years now. Fucken moolie. Us Italians don’t give a damn about niggaz. Fuck rick ross for making an album with an Italian influence. You niggaz always copy works of other white men. You not original in anything you do and the only reason you are good in sports is cause the white men picked only the strongest slaves from africa to do hard labor and now u have in breeded with each other and produced a consistent generation of strong niggaz. Know your place.

    • George Clooney

      ^ This is what comedy fail looks like.

    • f#cking your b*tch

      to the Capostatus, i know why you hate niggaz, cause you r mom and your girlfrriend got caught f#cking a nigga and left your dumb spagetti eating ass !bitch and if you so bold to call us niggaz be prepare to get your ass stomped by a gang of them . and the God Father suck more ass than you!Faggot you ain’t white

    • Ya Boy

      Go back to Jersey Shore u fag

    • Anonymous

      capostatus is a fuckin retard! Nobody has shit on pac!

    • junior

      @ capostatus i think you’re a stupid cunt big bitch like guy don’t deserve to live you’re worthless i hate ur kind

    • lilbama

      If you feel that way why are you on a hpi hop site????Don’t you think that you need to be on CMT or VH1 web site

    • kingallen

      this for the ignorant italian capostatus..do your research… 1. my black people set trends.. look around, our gear, our language, our whole swagger and now we getting richer off it bt being our own boss. so u right we are kings of ourselves now thanks to yall italaian influences.. yall spagehitti is good to by the way!! lol!! and for tha comment about 2pac being overated how many books have u read in a lifetime? the cartoon section? that man was a black panther decendent who was well educated at a very young age.. do your research before u run your mouth. oh i forgot u like to talk behind a monitor like a coward ass bitch! oh did i mention ragu is a multi million dollars sauce andit aint italian owned lol!!

  • boaby

    Capostatus ur a tit…the tally’s r the most laff’d at in europe sleazy greasy scum bags who no1 giv’s a shit about! the only decent tally thing is pizza and u scumm bastards prob stole that from sum1 else…shit bags musilini was hitler’s bitch…just like u will b sum1′s bitch!

    • Capostatus

      Haha, Musilini.. His name was Mussolini. Learn your history boy…

      • TruthTalks

        actually his history was spot on, its his spelling that was wrong. Idiot.

        typical though, most racists are idiots.

        • Capostatus

          It’s not a secret that Mussolini was Hitlers bitch. Anyone who doesn’t know that is beyond stupid…

  • bforthegreeks

    @capostatus
    u r a dumby we the blacks had olympic games even before it was called that and your fake ass is tripping all italians got the blackseed in em anyway thats why most of ya are darkskinned keep living in ignorance

  • Face Phoenix

    Is there really a need for a film on 2pac? I think we have our priorities a little out of wack when there are more inspirational figures to do biopics on than 2pac. Yes, Fans want to see it and Hollywood would love to find another way to cash in on his legacy but just like Notorious why bother sinking in millions into a venture that will only generate a meager return.

    As for Capostatus: Please don’t be mad I mean it’s only true what Dennis Hopper’s Character said in “True Romance” before he died. Hell man, you already damn near like family.

  • Anonymous

    italians have always been a proud and stubborn people, but again, theyve had nothing to show for anything except jersey shore, which i did watch because it amused me to see what ed hardy douchbags are put in the same house as plastic bimbos.. except vinnie. he was the only dude on there that id have as a friend.

  • George Clooney

    Hope this shit isn’t as garbage as Notorious was. That shit was an embarrassment for everyone involved.

    • Notorious AGC

      i dont think Notorious was THAT bad?, i think Eminems movie was worse, showin him gettin beat down,embarrased,being called rabit(and him being amazingly white)and a whole lot of wigger movements…Notorious was Aight….plus i got a thing for the girl who played lil kim….she had a nice ass XD

  • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

    That’s cool news to hear. I was just watching a whole bunch of Pac videos on YouTube last night. I hope they make this GOOOD.

  • Young Money Mafia

    They need to make a movie about Weezy the God, Cuz he did and do more for rap than 2pac, biggie, and nas could ever do. Young Mula Baby!!!!

    • Chubby

      FUCK LIL WANYE AND FUCK YOU U STUPID LITTLE BITCH WHO THE FUCK GAVE YOU THE RIGHT TO SAY U FUCKING CLOWN PEOPLE LIKE YOU SHOULD BE HUNG WITH WEEZY DA SELLOUT

      • Chubby

        I meant to say who gave u the right to say weezy has done more in this then those icons i really hope u are playin cause that is wrost comment i have ever saw HIP HOP IS DEAD BECAUSE OF WEEEZY. FUCK HIM THAT LIL BITCH N THAT FAG OF A BUSSINESS PARTNER OF HIS N FUCK YOUNG MONEY

  • Tre

    We should all ignore Capostatus when he says things. He just says the shit to get people’s attention. And we seem to fall for it everytime. When really we should ignore him. Then at some point he’ll shut the fuck up

  • Q461

    loved training day and I think dude just did that movie with Snipes and Don Cheadle, brooklyns finest….anybody check that out?

    I think a 2pac biopic is needed, more than one on Biggie was. 2pac’s story is more interesting, he was revolutionary, the most charismatic MC of all time…he really went through the struggle and that needs to be seen on film, if done correctly.

    • killa

      tru ..

  • http://None RoJo8705

    Umm to the idiot who just said the blacks had olympics before the italians. The greeks invented the olympics. read excerpt from article here: The Greeks invented athletic contests and held them in honour of their gods. The Isthmos game were staged every two years at the Isthmos of Corinth. The Pythian games took place every four years near Delphi. The most famous games held at “Olympia”, South- West of Greece, which took place every four years. The ancient Olympics seem to have begun in the early 700 BC in honor of Zeus. Now please get an education past 4th grade because that came from my little brothers history book.

    • butch cassidy

      greeks were just the 1st to record the games

  • hiphopdoc

    You niggaz always copy works of white men, bitch

    the white man has always stole, i mean copy black

    mens work:rock n roll,jazz,rap, and everthing

    else!

  • hiphopdoc

    everything i forgot the y

    • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

      Ughhhhhh, doc shut up guy! Someone need to teabag you until you drown on the sweat.

      • hiphopdoc

        Someone needs to do to me what was done to you you fuck boy?

        The truth hurts dont it,fag!

  • LuNaTiks2Cents

    Good news, i like the fact that Antoine is gonna be the director, dude can make good gritty movies.

  • Anonymous

    (CAPO-SHIT-AZZ) and all yo white Azz Ma***Fcks.I hate white pips and dont care if they Italians.White pips yo mama and all yo kids dont grow coz you nothing but scums.You want a piece of us you little White Azz Ma_Skank, we kill all yo. F**k all yo White scums.

    Late the general rest.
    RIP PAC

  • Mambo Chinika

    (CAPO-SHIT-AZZ) and all yo white Azz Ma***Fcks.I hate white pips and dont care if they Italians.White pips yo mama and all yo kids dont grow coz you nothing but scums.You want a piece of us you little White Azz Ma_Skank, we kill all yo. F**k all yo White scums.

    Late the general rest.
    RIP PAC

    • http://xxlmag.com nick

      and no im not racist… like you fucking blacks on here are.. you guys are fucked up in the brain… who says WHITE AZZ MUTHA FUCKAZ WE SHANK YOU ALL.. RIP PAC? you know pac said half his fans were white.. its a fact.. IM WHITE/ITALIAN FUCK ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH ME.. KNOW YOUR PAST AND STOP HATING THE SMARTEST RACE ON THE PLANET.. BYE

      • Trugenes

        This is for Nick, you are kidding yourself right? “The smartest people on the planet” We’ve forgotten more shit them ya’ll ever knew and knot to mention what your ancestors rob from us. Until you can give birth to all the races, stay in a childs place.

  • TruthTalks

    too many racists up in here.

  • http://xxlmag.com nick

    I cant beleive people even try dissing the white race.. even after slavery..white folks were able to contain you fucking blacks so you couldnt do shit!!!! literally.. you were all tied.. ALL of you.. chains and picks so you could do yard work… .pick cotton.. and be my home servant… now if you want to diss white folks and call them bad people.. 200 years later.. be my guest.. but you look like a fucking idiot.. considering your ancestors had no rights.. LOL because of the white people… WHITE PEOPLE OWNED BLACK PEOPLE.. STOP TALKING SHIT ABVOUT THE WHITE RACE.. IF IT WASNT FOR US AND FREEDOM THOUGHTS you would still be a slave.. mexicans would still be in mexico starving.. and europe would still be europe because they are white… go fuck off now if you are racist to a white man.. fucking koonzors

  • Anonymous

    Damn Azz Whites!!! You stole from us what was rightly ours and u keep on stealing and talk about the law,Peace and Freedom (F**k DAT). Look at what u did in Africa and the World over, you stole everything from resources to people power.Shame on you and you keep hurting. May be in heaven yo’II get your own medicine.

  • Anonymous

    Am Black!!!! I can tell yo this!!! Aint got No Luv for the Other side. It aint about Black or White, its just this World.

  • This should be good

    Biggies film wasn’t really needed. He grew up in a middle class home, he met Puff, fucked Kim & Faith, then got killed. Pac’s story is much more interesting. He’s mommas drug problems, having to move from city to city as a result of it. He’s deadbeat dad. The Quad studio shooting. The false rape accusation. Signing to Death Row & becoming the biggest rap superstar on the planet. Then the execution. This should be very good!

  • Worldizmine

    2pac movie if done right will be great!
    i am going to have to get at that producer see if he need anything!

  • TruGenes

    Dear Capostatus,

    After all you have said, remember we are stil your (the wite race)biological parents. So you must honor us for ever because your GENES are too weak my child.
    we love you:)

  • DaChamp

    His Story Is Better What They Gonna Talk How He Was A Faggot Ass Ballet Dancer???
    How He Had A Gay Little Girl Nose Piercing?
    Dude Was Dope But Dont Overrate Him If He Would Have Never Died He Would Have Never Been Famous As He Is Now

  • Ona Mission

    It’s about time this project got underway. Biggie’s movie was okay,but Tupac truly had a much more compelling story even though they dissed him in that movie. Pac has a much more loyal following.

    Training Day was good, but I’m a Tupac purist. I just hope this director doesn’t do a half-ass job and pizz-off legions of fans by throwing up some bulls**t.

    June 16 = Tupac Day

  • Sal

    TO XXL:

    PLEASE ignore CAPOSTATUS, he does not represent italians and his shit causes dumb internet hate.

    It just like if a Mexican came on and said fuck black culture…you would have people saying fuck Mexicans back and forth.

    Sicialians/southern italians have their own distinct swaggers….

    Yes, hip hop does use alot of italian references, but it is not because of some copy cat shit….its more of the common respect to the streets.

    Dont start hate online

  • Justin Delano

    youtube Tupac Justin Delano

  • big al

    nobody cant fuck with 2pac

  • donalex

    everything that 2pac said aplyed to everyone cause everything he said came from the heart, so yes he is a legend, i miss my man pac, r.i.p

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