The time has come for all Tupac fans to rejoice. Complex Magazine reported that the Tupac Biopic will begin filming in June of 2015.
Besides the fact that it’s a Tupac biopic, what makes this one different from the recently debuted biopics is that the film has the rights to Tupac’s original music.
The film’s producer Randall Emmett, known for his appearances on “The End of Watch” and “Power” has confirmed the news.
“That project is being put together for a June start date. And we’re still with Morgan Creek. And we’re financing with them. Open Road is our U.S. distributor still for domestic. And the script is great. And we’re ready to make the movie. And we’re just figuring out—just prepping the logistics…Morgan Creek bought the rights to the music and we share 50 percent of the rights with Morgan Creek. So, Morgan Creek acquired all the music rights from the estate when they partnered with Tupac’s mother.”
The film will focus on rapper’s early years as an important time in his music career. The infamous beef between the East Coast and West Coast may also be featured in the Tupac biopic.
Emmett stated, “I think that our story like a lot of biopics especially in the Hip Hop space will start at the beginning of his life. Kinda set up his beginnings and the people around him. And then go into kind of the key years leading up to the pinnacle of his success. Those three or four key years of his rise.”
Check out the video from Complex for more details on the Tupac Biopic.