The rumored Tupac biopic has lost screenwriters, gained directors, lost directors, gained hope, rinsed and repeated since its mid-2010 announcement.
After John Singleton and Training Day director Antoine Fuqua left the movie within a year of its announcement, Fuqua says the movie is still on.
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Citing bad timing of the announcement Fuqua asserted to The Playlist blog that the movie is not only real but has a deal and is waiting on a script to be hashed 0ut:
“It was announced too soon,” Fuqua lamented. “I have a deal for Tupac, but the script is not there yet, and its being worked on. Somehow someone started talking about it, it got out there and went crazy, but it was always a situation of, let’s make sure we have a great script, and get it right.”
Fuqua stated the movie, originally slated to begin production in Spring of 2011, will focus on “the last few days, that trip from LA to Vegas, and where his head was during that journey.”
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Another rumored holdup for the film of the late great lyricist is Fuqua’s desire to cast an unknown for the starring role, a plight he has expressed since 2011. The Academy Award winning director has also had a busy slate as of late with him being attached a Miles Davis biopic starring Don Cheadle and releasing a new movie, Olympus Has Fallen on March 22nd.