Tupac Biopic Holding Online Auditions for Lead Role

The producers of the upcoming Tupac biopic are holding online auditions for the film's lead role.

After the success of 2009's Biggie biopic Notorious, Hollywood turned its sights to the BK legend's one-nemesis Tupac Shakur. Now, according to TooFab.com, the producers behind the upcoming flick chronicling the life of the infamous Death Row emcee have announced that they will be holding online auditions for the lead role.

Beginning this Monday March 21, Stee.TV and the film's production company Morgan Creek will be accepting five minute long audition videos from potential 2Pacs through their website. The casting call will last throughout the next month.

"[We're] looking for someone with the right mix of raw charm and charisma for the role," said producer David Robinson. "At this point, we’re more concerned about finding someone with the ability to give their entire heart into the performance than just looks and personality."

According to Morgan Creek, the film, which will be helmed by Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, will follow "the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist and actor, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East Coast /West Coast rap war."

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  • Forsure Alimi

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  • JoLee Zephier

    Hey Tupac Thug Life Im going 2 get this Tat

  • soluti

    no soulja boy please

  • MEAGAINSTTHEWORLD

    this is dope news i wanna see this movie hope its better than Notorious that shit was kinda corny . this should be more powerful with the prison scene and deathrow days and all

  • Anonymous

    If Tha Realest can act at all, they should get him. Sounds and looks like pac, and he can rap.

  • Anonymous

    just get tupac to play himself. he isn't dead.

  • REAL

    If this talent search to play Pac is the real deal and not just some Hollyweird promo/marketing tool then its a good look for upcoming actors. If it is real, the reason they are looking because there's really no 1 on the scene that can truly pull off Pac because if it was, then they'd been hired their man. But yeah this search is gonna be hilarious - like a damn American Idol for Black men, haha.

    • Rexie, Naima

      OMG...I just watched some of the videos LOL! Maybe they can do what they did with The Avatar and then they don't have to find an actor. Only one kid stood out...his video looked put together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_jK4Bltp4o

  • Daniel Rosario

    @Jaz, lol James Avery would be hilarious a Suge Knight and he certainly has the quick temper and intensity to pull it off. As for Tupac I think they should stick with Anthony Mackie he's a great actor and after all if he was good enough to play Tupac once (and did a good job of it), he should be cast to do it again.

  • Jaz UK, London

    you know who should play Suge Knight? Big Uncle Phill from the Fresh Prince! No doubt!

  • yo

    THEY NEED TO GET DAVE CHAPPELLE TO BE TUPAC,IM NOT EVEN JOKING, IT MIGHT BE DOODOO!

  • Jon Mc

    They should just hire Tha Realest to do the Voice Overs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9ds2qmLoUc&feature=related

  • hunkE

    2Pac feat. Warren G & Method Man - Moments In Time [ http://soundcloud.com/hunke/moments-in-time-feat-warren-g ] Slim Thug feat. Kanye West & Bun B - In The Streets [ http://soundcloud.com/hunke/slim-thug-feat-kanye-west-bun ]

  • the truth

    this movie will suck!!! nobody can really act tupac, any actor playing him him is wack. why did they even start the film the movie when they dnt even have a tupac yet!! it like makeing a movie bout elvis!!!

    • Brizz

      I was thinking the same thing but then i gotta say that if they can pull off what they did with Walk the line it might be dope. But in the end i think it will take a whole lot to come correct on this one. pz.

    • billcosyby

      you'll have get 30 year old Orson Welles who played a 60something old man in citizen kane,his makeup works wonder lol

  • bmizz

    Just don't get the guy who played Tupac in the Notorious movie. He was awful. He didn't look, act, or sound anything like Pac. The only real good part of the Notorious movie was the guy who played biggie. He did an amazing job. The movie was terrible though. which hurts me to say because I love Big and was really looking forward to that one.

    • REAL

      I agree with you about the cat that played Pac. The scenes he was in were awkward and he looked/acted like a tag along groupie rather than a real dude. He had no presence whatsoever. It reminds me of the "Get Money" video with the chic playin' Faith, lol. If Big was alive for the movie, Puff & Big probably woulda hired that guy to make Pac look like a spoof, lol. But Notorious was an alright movie. A few good scenes made it feel like a documentary and it was pretty informative for the new jacks comin' up to kind of keep the legacy alive. Peace.

  • R

    Please make this good! OH! and can I play tupacs gun?

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