By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
After years of speculation, the Tupac Shakur biopic is finally set to film next spring. The Hollywood Reporter shares that the film’s producer confirmed the news, which is a bit later than initially reported.
Fans have been wanting a film about the life and times of the slain rapper since his death in 1996. Originally supposed to start rolling back in 2011, the movie has had its share of problems, including a legal battle between producers Morgan Creek and Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur. Morgan Creek sued Afeni for trying to gain creative control after she supposedly waived her rights. She countersued and the two parties eventually settled out of court.
Pac’s mama will serve as an executive producer. Still no word on which actor will play the legendary rapper nor any idea on who will direct the biopic.