Tupac Wrote Screenplay, Movie in Works

Preston Holmes and Ivan Juzang’s NStar Studios have acquired the only known screenplay written by Tupac Shakur. Entitled Live 2 Tell and written in 1995 while the iconic hip-hop artist was serving an 11-month prison sentence on weapons charges in Dannemora, NY, producers have set a budget of $11 million and intend to begin shooting in early 2012.

Pac’s script tells the story of a teenage drug lord and his difficulties trying to leave the world of crime. Holmes, who formerly directed the Pac documentary, Tupac: Resurrection, will join with the rapper’s mother and executive producer Afeni Shakur to make sure that the film stays true to his original words and vision.

For Holmes, shooting the script has been an obsession for the past 16 years. As a young producer with Polygram Pictures-owned Def Pictures, he originally reached out to Pac about obtaining the rights to his movie back in 1995. He still thinks it’s a sure-fire success.

“We think that the name we need is the name we have, which is Tupac Shakur,” he said to Variety. —Carter Maness

  • jsparks

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  • EReal

    Still eating off that corpse. Nom Nom Nom.

  • Pls

    Please get Afeni off the project. She ain’t done nothing but bad stuff to Pac’s legacy, Rest In Peace.

  • pat

    i think this is a good thing im sure pac never imagined when he wrote that it would get a 11 million dollar budget and actually be turned into a movie. RIP Pac

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Opinions are like assholes everyone has one and some of them stink. I dont care what any one thinks, I thought it was a good move by his mom, to keep his legacy alive. I also thought the Eminem produced Tupac album was dope. Fuck what anybody else says.