Morgan Creek’s biopic Tupac about the late 90s rapper, will begin shooting late spring/early summer, the film studio announced Thursday.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn’s Finest), the film will be shot on location in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia and Las Vegas and will follow the life and legacy of Shakur, who was shot to death in 1996.
The biopic, which is curently being cast, will include his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East coast/West coast rap war.
In a statement, the late rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur-Davis (who is serving as executive producer) said, “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.“
Tupac will be produced by James G. Robinson, David Robinson and LT Hutton. The screenplay was written by Steve Bagatourian, Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson. Universal Pictures distributes in North America and co-distributes with Morgan Creek International overseas.