John Singleton Will Direct Tupac Shakur Biopic
Director John Singleton has signed on to write, direct, and produce an untitled biopic of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. A biopic about Tupac has been a long time coming, and I think that Singleton is the right director to take on the project. After all, he personally worked with Tupac on his film Poetic Justice. Singleton was in talks for the project a couple years ago, but for one reason or another it didn't go through. It's good to see the the movie is finally going to move forward into production. Singleton had this to say in a statement,
"Tupac was the guy who I planned to do a lifetime of films with. His passing deeply affected my life as well as countless people in this world. His life story is as important to my generation."
He will begin working on a draft of the screenplay, and the plan is to start shooting in the summer. Tupac lead a very interesting life, and in the course of it he released five albums before he was killed 18 years ago. There's some controversy surrounding his life and death, and it will be interesting to see how it is portrayed in the film.
Who do you think should play Tupac?