*It looks like the news that spread so fast that Antoine Fuqua was no longer a part of a Tupac biopic isn’t true at all.
It was reported that the director was pulling out of the production to direct another film starring Eminem called “Southpaw.” But it turns out he’s doing both. In fact, he really is sort of obligated to direct the Tupac film, as he has been Afeni Shakur’s (Tupac’s mama) choice director.
Fuqua struck up a very nice deal in the whole bit. He will be getting paid even if the company, Morgan Creek, decides not to go with him for the film.
As for the production, the director is still on hot pursuit to fill the starring roles with unknown names. His desire has been well publicized with an online star search.
Morgan Creek added that the company “has looked at several veteran actors,” although, “producers are leaning toward an unknown who has a similar look and background” to play Tupac.