Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “King Arthur”) has confirmed to Digital Spy that a biopic about rapper Tupac Shakur for Morgan Creek Productions will be his next project.
Fuqua has just begun pre-production on the project and is looking for an unknown to portray the hip-hop star – “That’s the goal, 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.”
Last week Fuqua was linked to the prison escape drama “The Tomb” at Summit starring Bruce Willis. When asked about it, Fuqua said “That’s a conversation I’ve been having with Bruce.”
James G. Robinson will produce the Tupac biopic and shooting kicks off in September.