In 2011 the film company Morgan Creek Productions began work on bringing Tupac's story to the screen and hired Antonine Fuqua (who made Denzel Washington's Oscar winning cop thriller 'Training Day') to direct, and even put out a casting call online to find an actor to portray the slain rapper. As is often the case in the movie business, developements caused the ongoing proceedings to come to a standstill. However, everything now seems to be back on track as an announement was recently made. Morgan Creek, in partnership with Emmett Furla Films are in the final stages of negotiations to co-finance and co-procuce the film, "Tupac". Afeni Shakur, Tupac's mother will executive produce the movie. Filming is due to begin in Atlanta in February 2014. As yet no one has been named to take on the title role, but already there is a buzz surrounding the actor Michael B. Jordan, who has impressed US audiences this summer in the powerful 'Fruitvale Station', a film dealing with the true story of an unarmed African American being shot dead by a policeman.
And so the legend of Tupac continues. I decided to include in this story the video for one of my all time favourite Tupac joints, the sexy, smooth, party rocking 'I Get Around' from 1993.
Also here is the trailer for Pac's first big screen outing, 'Juice':