Tupac is finally coming to the big screen. And Antoine Fuqua will be at the helm. A new movie documenting the life of Tupac Shakur is set to be made later this year.
Antoine Fuqua, the famed director behind “Training Day”, has confirmed that his next film will be a biopic on the late rap legend.
Fuqua broke the news to Digital Spy and says that he’ll be working alongside James G. Robinson, the chairman of Morgan Creek productions to make the movie in the fall.
“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. I’ve been working on that for a while with Morgan Creek and Jim Robinson. I just got the greenlight from him and we’re going in September. I’ve just started to prep that.”
Fuqua would like for the role of Tupac to go to an unknown actor as he explains “I want to discover someone new. 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.”
This might be the best move for him to find an unknown because honestly I can’t see an actor out right now that can portray Pac in the way that he’s supposed to be portrayed. And not to diss Anthony Mackie because I like him as an actor and “She Hate Me” is one of Spike Lee’s most slept on films, but Mackie’s portrayal of Pac in “Notorious” was downright despicable, but then again that film was handled by Puff and they made Biggie out to be a saint so it’s easy to see why his portrayal could’ve been superficial to fit the film’s goals.
Here’s hoping that Fuqua finds his man because I am as big a Pac fan as anyone and would definitely want to see his life on the big screen and I think Fuqua could be the man to give some justice to his fans.
What do you guys think? Who would you like to see play the greatest rapper of all time?
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