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Filmmaker John Singleton to direct and produce Tupac Shakur biopic

The long-awaited film about the life of the late rapper Tupac Shakur is finally in the works. After legal battles and numerous delays, the untitled biopic will be written, directed and produced by filmmaker John Singleton according to a report Variety on Feb. 12.

Actor John Singleton arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker is finally getting a chance to do the film he has been trying to do for quite awhile now. Singleton is the perfect person to work on the project. As a friend and collaborator of Shakur, who he worked with on the 1993 romantic drama “Poetic Justice”, Singleton knows the rapper and kind of person he was.

Singleton will also write the screenplay which will chronicle Tupac’s rise as one of the best rappers in the 90s as well as his murder in 1996. With movies like “Boyz n the Hood” and “Four Brothers” under his belt, Singleton can deliver the style and emotion a film about Tupac would need to translate to audiences. He will also instill his own emotion into the film.

“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.”

The untitled film will get underway this spring as announced by Morgan Creek. John Singleton will be challenged in finding the perfect actor to play Tupac Shakur.

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