Antoine Fuqua's Next Project is a Biopic About Tupac Shakur
It feels like we've been hearing a lot of news about director Antoine Fuqua's future projects lately. From the prison escape thriller The Tomb that would reunite him with Tears of the Sun star Bruce Willis, to that gestating adaptation of the 2005 Vince Flynn novel Consent to Kill with a variety of talent in the running for the lead role as counter-terrorism agent Mitch Rapp. But now we have word in an update from Digital Spy (via The Playlist) that Fuqua's next project is actually a biopic about the secretly alive late rapper Tupac Shakur, which just got a greenlight with a plan to start production this September. California loooooove!
Shakur was a hip-hop icon responsible for such chart-topping hits as California Love and whose life was ended tragically in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas back in 1996. Trying to make the story of the rapper's life as genuine as possible, Fuqua intends to find some new talent for not only Shakur, but for many other roles. He says: "I want to discover someone new. I want to discover a lot of new people if I can. Obviously I'm going to have to put some people in it that you know, just because actors have different skills. I want to go to the streets and find him anywhere he might be in the world." Hopefully he finds the right guy, because there are certainly be plenty of loyal Tupac fans eager to see his life portrayed accurately on the big screen.