*Antoine Fuqua’s forthcoming biopic on Tupac Shakur will begin shooting in late spring/early summer, according to an announcement Thursday from Morgan Creek Productions.
The picture will follow “the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist and actor, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East coast/West coast rap war.”
Last year it was revealed that the script would follow Tupac on his final days while flashing back to the final four years of his life.
Pac’s mother Afeni Shakur-Davis stated, “I am confident that Morgan Creek will stay true to the common goal we share of depicting Tupac’s life in a way that will allow the world to see the authenticity of his artistry, his hopes, and his life goals.“
No word yet on who will play the iconic rapper, but casting is currently underway, and Fuqua has previously stated he would be looking for an unknown to play the lead.
The film will be shot on location in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia and Las Vegas.
The screenplay is by Steve Bagatourian (“American Gun”) and Stephen J Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson (“Ali”), and filming in LA, New York, Georgia and Las Vegas is scheduled for early summer.