Filming to begin on Tupac biopic
It's hard to believe that Sep. 13 marked 17 years from when Tupac Shakur was shot dead in Las Vegas, but he hasn't been far from the minds of hip hop fans since then. Now, Vibe reports that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Morgan Creek Productions are teaming up to fund and produce a $45 million film that will pay tribute to the legendary rapper and make sure his legacy is passed on through the generations. Filming is scheduled to start early next year in Atlanta.
If fans are worried the movie won't do Tupac justice or stay faithful to the facts, they can rest assured, as Rolling Stone noted that the rapper's mother is an executive producer on the project. Meanwhile, a musical that chronicles his life called "Holler If Ya Hear Me" is also in the workshop stage for Broadway, according to Vibe.
Even though the film is making progress, there's no word on who will play the iconic rapper.
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