2Pac Biopic Set to Begin Filming in November

It’s looking like the gears are finally moving on the planned 2Pac biopic. According to New York magazine the Antoine Fuqua-directed film will be written by Oscar-nominated screenwriters Stephen J. Rivele and Chris Wilkinson (Ali, Nixon).

Producers also shared some details on the project. The film, which was originally planned to be done documentary style, will now focus specifically on the last day of Tupac’s life and instead of attempting to answer the question of who’s responsible for the fallen rap star’s tragic death, the movie will instead illustrate the reasons why someone would want him dead.

Although no cast members have been selected as of yet, producers have expressed an interest in finding an unknown face to star as Shakur.

The film is on course to begin filming as early as mid-November. —Brooklyne Gipson

  • http://www.myspace.com/ofromdablockgsny O. From Da BLocK

    How Bout me they say look knda lke pac

    • juice mane

      fuck nigga u look like a bitch dats all u look like nigga

  • http://www.twitter.com/noles506 rn506

    Good to hear, I really hope they don’t go the low budget route & they depict everything right or it could be a big smear to his legacy…I hope it shows the good , the bad & the ugly.

  • Sha

    I’m one of the dudes who actually believes that BIOPIC FILMS do disservice to the person whose story they hope to tell (except for Ray).

    The Biggie joint was wack as fuck to me. I preferred remembering him freestyling in interviews and seeing him rock out at concerts. His personal life was his.

    Pac’s legacy is deep. Classes have been taught. Books have been written. Songs have been made with artists who he probably would have shot on sight.

    I think this will ruin it for me. But much props to his mother for keeping the light bright. Maybe I am the only person feeling like we don’t need this. If I am, excuse me.

    • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

      NO EXCUSES FUCK YOU… AND YOUR MAMA…LOL

    • Ahs

      Bitch nigga.

  • ???????

    “The film, which was originally planned to be done documentary style, will now focus specifically on the last day of Tupac’s life and instead of attempting to answer the question of who’s responsible for the fallen rap star’s tragic death, the movie will instead illustrate the reasons why someone would want him dead.” Why? The truth is out. we know why tupac was killed.he broke his oath and exposedthe wrong people.when he named his last album killuminati that was the last straw.peep his words and analyze his music like he tells you to. i winder if they will reveal what happened in 89′?the year he sold his soul.

  • DA TROOF

    Dat nigga pac was all the way pussy in his heart you can tell cuz that nigga was a hoe.

    • irak

      WTF U DICK?!!!! TUPAC WAS NO HOE AT LEAST HE DIED FOR WHAT HE BELIEVED IN UNLIKE U COWERD MOTHA FUCKAS WHO THINK THE SAME BUT DONET SAY SHIT,,,,,, PUSSY!!!

  • will

    freddie gibbs looks like pac kinda

  • Anonymous

    Shit is wack if it’s not about his whole life. I want to see him growing up, when he started rapping, people he grow with, his pain and his suffering that we all heard in his music. I’m tired of hearing about his last days, we all know what happened, I can catch a VH1 special about his last days. Make the movie right like Biggie’s. Biggie’s was good, but Pac’s can be greater.

  • Anonymous

    whoever they decide to play tupac needs to be captivating and exude the same diverse and strong character that is Pac…if they get this, the writing and cinematography right…this could be a classic. Vegas is such an epic setting for any movie…and then u have the Tyson fight that he was at that night as well. im excited to see what Fuqua will create

  • strictly for yall f.u.c.k.n.i.g.g.a.z.

    aint nobody wanna see no movie about this hoes life. he was a busta. he thank he so cool but nigga u dead, how that feel pussy nigga? hahaha

  • Anonymous

    and all u niggas thats postin that pac is a hoe…sellin his soul? where do u get ur facts from…lol. pac was a revolutionary icon, his life had a purpose and he died cuz he was meant too…nobody is meant to live that long with the ideas he had and the captivation that drew people to him…not just thru his music but from interviews and public speaking. son of a panther, god son of geronimo pratt…he was a reflection of a lost generation. he wasnt all thug, he wasnt all good…he wasnt any one thing…but the culmination of the black man (whose many facets have and are still suppressed)…which explains his multiple personalities and character traits….and he talked about that…

    • 2pac is dead

      fuck nigga

    • sb

      well said…I grew up with cats who i was in boy scouts with, that came from good families that became drug dealers and murderers. I would often hear about what such and such did but i was always in shock because i never seen that side of them. Its the same with tupac.

  • Mestizo

    i know all you guys will watch that movie. i am white and from germany – lol

  • Anonymous

    the heartz of men.

  • Anonymous

    the heartz of men

  • http://99problems.org Myddle

    I can hear the Pac fa…. I mean STANS crying now how the movie still wasnt right!!!!

  • http://yahoo.com dark chocolate

    unknown face to star as pac? they need to stop frontin and go ahead and cast fredro starr as pac…

  • iamlegend

    All yall hating on Pac please do ur moms a favor and jump off a building thank you

    • pac wasnt a good rapper

      get the niggas dick out yo ass fuck nigga

  • Q461

    Wow Fredro as Pac would be interesting…biggest role of his career no doubt…

    I like biopics, if done correctly…I didnt see that Biggie shit on GP, because I always thought they should have made a Pac film instead, he was a more intriguing figure. Will be interesting to see who they cast as Pac, Suge etc.

    Hoping Fuqua makes this shit more Training Day than Brooklyn’s Finest.

  • HE-HATE-ME

    fredro starr= actor to play pac.

  • Q!tha Great!

    everything about this feels completely wrong.

    1. I don’t know why people are wasting their energy on hating someone that is dead and gone?(had to get that out the way first)

    2. Having the film as a biopic just won’t be received well. 2Pac had too many public and personal turmoil to depict correctly in a biopic. Ressurection was received well as a documentary and this film should just follow that model.

    3. If its going to be a biopic then picking an unknown actor to portray 2Pac is a bad move as well. You need star power to draw people in, especially since the current generation of hip-hop listeners really have no idea who 2pac was and what he was about. Tyrese could play him, Don Cheadle, even Lance Gross. You see that the notorious film didn’t do numbers and the only star I could count in there was Derek Luke.

    4. The film needs to span more than just the few days before his death. This man had a crazy life with tremedous back story to explore before leading into his death and the reason behind it. another bad move.

    5. I do like the twist of illistrating why someone would want hiim dead, thats a plus.

    • Estanislao

      I agree with everything else, but Don Cheadle??? I hope this doesnt end up being like Notorious, cuz that shit was straight ass.

    • LB

      That’s a good, thoughtful post.

    • Anonymous

      Im saying the one by Q!tha Great!

      • Flymasta

        WHO ELSE WOULD PLAY BIGGIE DENZEL C’MON MAN

  • NAPPTOWNNUISANCE

    Im a huge Pac fan he is #2 in my all time yop rappers.But lets be real about this, there is a 90 percent chance that this bio will not be accurate. Man come on Hollywood does what it does. They Hollywood shit up to draw sales. The Big movie was ok at best and I own it, but did anyone notice that they got the Pac side of the story all fucked up, and this according to both sides who lived it and experienced it through a fans eyes still cant understand how they came up with that shit. Bio pics are not meant to be portrayed through the eyes of someone who didnt experience it first hand.

    Sorry but I will watch it on dvd but not take it serious, and I will pick apart the facts piece by piece.BUT THROUGH A FANS EYES WHO READ TONS OF ARTICLES AND WATCHED A LOT OF FOOTAGE OVER THE YEARS BECAUSE NO I WAS NEVER THERE, BUT I AM NOT STUPID. HOLLYWOOD CANT PULL A WOOL OVER MY EYES. SO I ATLEAST PRAY THEY CAN FIND THE PERFECT BALNCE OF FACT AND FICTION.

  • http://rapgodfathers biged

    u niggaz talk alot of shit.how many of u chumps made more money that him?? thats y u sittn on the pc jerkin off to weezy. no rapper alive or any punk bitch leavin comments could wear his jock period.he dead get off his dick and find a girlfriend.half or u couldnt rap a christmas gift jus a bunch of monkeys talkin shit. makaveli the best to eva spit…

    • pac gettin ate by worms now son

      lmao thats funny but na pac was just plain shitty

  • LB

    1.Q got it right.

    Pac lives forever

    • lol

      that nigga dead

  • http://AIM B

    HOW MUCH MORE CAN WE KNO ABOUT PAC?? IM A BIG FAN TILL THIS DAY AN I KNO IT ALL BUT HET MAYBE IT WILL BE OK RIP PAC AN FREE REMYYYYYY!!!!

    • check this out

      remy got a dick

  • muhfuckas

    i’m ready. LET’S GO

    • say whaaaaaat

      u challengin me fuck nigga?

  • Dub

    Love Pac, and God rest his soul, but I don’t think there should be anymore movies or albums… If anything, these watered-down movies that focus on his last days hinder his legacy, they should focus on the people he touched with his music and words. Pac was a freakin genius, I think he’d have been Will Smith 2.0 if he hadn’t died imo. Focus on the immense talent and you’ll have at least a good movie if not a great one.

  • http://twitter.com/TONETHABISHOP WhatUTalkinBoutWillis

    JA RULE SHOULD PLAY PAC

    • crim6rapp

      ^^^WORD!

    • crim6rapp

      ^^^TRU!!!

  • Anonymous

    r.i.p… and e thugs are old already…

  • williano

    yo this movie sounds like its taking a swan dive in the wrong direction, yo that ali movie is classic, i respect both these cats working on the project, i dont agree that it should be soley on the last day of his life

    but besides that im all for it

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  • matty21

    man its gonna be hard to find an actor/artist to play pac! man man man…probably, kinda da same reason there aint been a Kurt Cobain movie yet, cant find da person to play da parts for Pac or Kurt…

  • caliluv

    killiluminatti

  • Jquake

    i say they use the same guy that played in the The Notorious B.I.G. movie that was pac just to make it seem like its his side of the story

  • Anonymous

    fuk……….u u niggz

  • yo

    pac sux

  • http://ww sly skeeta

    IS ROSCOE DASH DIRECTIN?? CUZ THIS SOUNDS ALL THE WAY FUCKED UP!!!!

    THIS NEEDS TO, HAS TO, GOTSTA BE A SERIES, WORD TO TWILIGHT..THE FIRST PART ALONE SHOULD STRICTLY BE ABOUT HIS MOMMA..AFENI SHAKUR!! HER STORY IS CRAZY!! FROM BEING A HIGHSCHOOL DROPOUT AND HANGIN WIT GANGS TO MOVING TO BK AND MESSIN AROUND WIT MALCOLM X’S BODYGUARD, CROSSING THE PICKET LINE AND BECOMING A BLACK PANTHER, INVOLVED WIT HARLEM’S NICKY BARNES, AND BEING PREGGO WIT PAC IN JAIL..DAT WUD BE A GOOD WAY TO END THE 1ST PART

    2ND PART WOULD BE AFENI RAISING PAC, WIT NO DADDY AND HOW IT FUCKED HIM UP,BEIN HOMELESS, MOVIN AROUND, GETTIN STARTED IN WRITING POETRY AND TAKING THEATRE CLASSES, LEARNING ACTING AND BALLET(KIDS THESE DAYS DONT KNOW THAT SIDE OF PAC!!) HOW HE GOT INTO RAPPING, LINKED WIT DIGITAL UNDERGROUND AND THEN WENT DOLO, TALK ABOUT ALL THE DRAMA AND CHARGES HE WENT THROUGH..ALL HIS MOVIE ROLES, TIME IN JAIL, THE DEATHROW YEARS, HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH BIGGIE, AND THEN..TALK ABOUT HIS LAST DAYS!!

    IT WOULD NOT DO JUSTICE TO PAC, TO JUST HAVE A MOVIE ABOUT HIS LAST DAYS.. WE NEED THE WHOLE, COMPLETE STORY ABOUT TUPAC SHAKUR!! NOW THAT WOULD BE THE BEST MOVIE OF THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME!!

  • http://xxlmag.com banga

    pac is da illest rapper eva retarded ass nobodies..point blank period no coma nigga. bay area shit ya biiiaaatttcchhsss!!!

  • koffybrown

    This should be interesting,concidering Tupac was a complex man with many different sides of him but whoever plays him must have heart.

  • http://www.Facebook.com Afenix Marcus Shakur

    I think about 2pac everyday ! I like to imagine that i am one of his followers and when he died – Now everything i do i do for pac ! When im having sex with a girl i like to think its Tupac thats having sex with that girl – hittin switches on bitches – i feel Like if tupac were still around – shit i dont know what to say – its just shit that hes dead – and reggie wright and shug knight are still alive – 2pac was the greatest man to ever live – its funny how people though ‘JESUS’ Was a great man just cos he supposedly died for us ! Niggaz die everyday and no one gives a fuck ! I didnt like Biggie Smalls music – he was a fake gangsta mamas boy who showed 2pac no respect after he died – but he still didnt deserve to die ! And Jam Master Jay was a Legend ! If it wasnt for him there would Be no GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN AND 50CENT(WHO IS WORTH 500MILLION $) would just be another nigga sellin crack – in jail – or dead ! And Big Proof was a funny ass nigga that would make you just laugh when you see him on them anger manegment tour DVD,S ! Michael jackson – WHO IS A NIGGA – Was murderd also – by dr conrad murray ! And you have 70year old women prayin to jesus – jesus – what a fag!