Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett Furla Films are in final negotiations to partner on the TUPAC biopic, it was announced this week by Morgan Creek and EFF. Finally some real news about the Tupac movie right?
TUPAC will be produced by James G. Robinson, David Robinson & LT Hutton along with Randall Emmett and George Furla. The film will be executive produced by Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur. Production is scheduled to begin next year in Atlanta. I'm sure casting for this movie wont be easy, after the successful portrayal of the Notorious B.I.G, fans of Pac expect nothing but equal or better than Jamal "Gravy" Woolard performance in the Notorious movie.
TUPAC centers on the life of the charismatic yet controversial artist. Rapper, poet, actor and political activist, TUPAC shot to fame with 2Pacalypse Now, lauded for its seminal underground vibe and still an inspiration for major artists today. Tupac’s politically charged lyrics, inspired by his parents’ activism as Black Panthers in the 60s & early 70s, condemned governmental intrusion in black communities. Tupac’s increased participation in the East Coast-West Coast Rap rivalry became well documented and avidly followed by his fans. On September 7, 1996 he was gunned down on a street corner in Las Vegas, where he died 6 days later. His murder was never solved.
People considered for Tupac have not yet been announced but I'm sure who ever he is better bring the heat. Tupac the legend deserves nothing but the best. His legacy deserves the best performance for all in the movie. Alot of pressure to all those involed and I'm sure when this movie drops that I'll be there front and center!
Most recently, EFF premiered the action thriller 2 Guns distributed by Universal Pictures. The film, starring Mark Wahlberg & Denzel Washington, premiered at #1 at the box office. Next up for EFF is the film Escape Plan, starring Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger, which will be distributed by Summit Pictures and premieres on October 18. Additionally, Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg directed by Peter Berg, opens December 2013.
About Morgan Creek
For over twenty years, Morgan Creek Productions has produced numerous highly successful and critically acclaimed motion pictures including the Young Guns, Major League and Ace Ventura franchises; Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner; and the cult sensation True Romance. Morgan Creek recently released Dream House, starring Daniel Craig and Naomi Watts.
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