“Shame,” “Hunger” and “12 Years a Slave” helmer Steve McQueen will direct a fully authorized, full-length feature documentary on the life of iconic hip hop star Tupac Shakur.
The deal has been made between Shakur’s estate trustee Tom Whalley, Amaru Entertainment, and White Horse Pictures with Jayson Jackson and Nigel Sinclair to produce the film.
Though his recording career only lasted five years, Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide. Shakur, who was murdered in a drive by shooting in 1996, recently became the first solo hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Beyond the support of Shakur’s estate, the film will also have the support of Interscope Records, which release most of Shakur’s catalog, and Universal Music Publishing Group.