Tupac Biopic Pushed Back By Director John Singleton


You won’t see that Tupac Shakur film from John Singleton anytime soon, the Boyz n the Hood director says it’s on hold.

Tupac fans, prepare to be disappointed (or relieved): the planned biopic is currently in limbo, according to director John Singleton. “I’m putting my involvement on hold right now,” the filmmaker recently told XXL, “because we’re trying to figure out some things. I got a script and I got the blessings from his family. We’ll see…. We’ve got to get it right.”

The biopic was slated to begin production in June, but Singleton said he’s just trying not to mess up the iconic rapper’s story.

“You just want to get it right,” Singleton said. “I think the picture is not going to be good unless it’s offensive to some people…. When I’m making my movies, John Singleton movies, it’s really just my voice. So I can’t be listening to all the other suggestions of all these other people and shit.
“So we’re not going to pull the trigger on that until it’s right,” he continued. “If somebody else wants to do something different then they can do something different. But if it’s going to be right, it’s going to be right. It’s going to be something that potentially adorns ‘Pac’s legacy.”

We shall see.

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