Morgan Creek Productions and Emmet Furla Films production announced on Thursday that the project has been greenlighted, with executive production being run by Shakur’s mother, Afeni. As of right now, filming will begin in Atlanta next year.
The looming question still remains, however: who will play the titular character?
No word is out yet as to who is up for the role.
Eddie Gonzales and Jeremy Haft, who co-wrote the 2011 direct-to-video “Street Kings II” are currently penning the script about the influential rapper.
Shakur was born in Harlem in 1971 before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. He was an active participant in the highly publicized East Coast-West Coast hip-hop feud of the 1990s prior to his death in a shooting in Las Vegas in 1996.
The rapper, who has sold over 75 million albums, has already been the subject of multiple documentaries, including “Biggie and Tupac” from 2002 and “Tupac: Resurrection.”