The long-gestating Tupac Shakur biopic is finally happening, according to producer Randall Emmett. Speaking with Collider, Emmett revealed that the script is done and production is tentatively scheduled to begin this summer—and, perhaps of greater interest to true Pac fans, he confirmed that they have secured rights to the legendary rapper's original music. "Morgan Creek bought the rights to the music and we share fifty percent of the rights with Morgan Creek," he said. "So Morgan Creek acquired all the music rights from the estate when they partnered with Tupac's mother." Helmed by director John Singleton (Boyz N The Hood, Poetic Justice, 2 Fast 2 Furious), the film will trace Pac's story from his childhood in East Harlem to superstardom and death. And so far, it sounds promising (at least as far as biopics tend to go).
January 13, 2015