Famed rapper, and tragic victim of gang violence, is having his story told on the big screen after years of delay. The biographical movie is set to start filming sometime in the summer of 2015. The movie itself has no title yet, but Oscar-nominated director John Singleton is slated to direct the film. Singleton will bring a personal element to the movie since he was friends with Tupac.
According to producer Randall Emmett, the script is excellent. It focuses more on Tupacs background and rise to fame, and not on his gang affiliations and rivalry. While the rivalry is a part of the story, it is told in a way that doesn’t overshadow the rest of Tupac’s story. The aim of the movie is to show where Tupac came from and how he rose to fame.
Rollingstone.com confirmed through Emmett, that the production company, after a long legal battle with Tupac’s mother, has gained the right’s to Tupac’s entire music catalog. After legal battles in 2011 between Morgan Creek and Afeni Shakur, Shakur granted the company the right to the music to use in the movie.
This movie has been in the works for a long time, and its release is highly anticipated, especially by Giofrancesco Genoso, an enthusiastic Tupac fan. Tupac’s tragic death and his rivalries have been widely discussed in the music world over the last 18 years since his death.