Soulja Boy Up For The Role Of Tupac Shakur In Biopic

The rapper-turned-actor is thinking about channeling the slain rapper in the Antoine Fuqua-directed flick.

Hip-hop fans who were displeased with Soulja Boy remaking the 1992 flick Juice and taking on Tupac Shakur’s role as Bishop won’t be thrilled about his next move. The “Crank That” rapper has revealed that he was asked to audition for the role of ‘Pac in the upcoming Antoine Fuqua-directed biopic about his life.

According to the Atlanta, Georgia rapper, William Morris Agency reached out to him to take on the role. “I got an email from William Morris Agency — that's my agency that I'm with — they reached out to me to play the part. I'm just still thinking about it right now," he told MTV News. "Even with the whole Juice movie, I'm playing a part that Tupac played, but I'm not actually playin' 'Pac. When it comes to this, I'm actually gonna be playin' 'Pac, so I'm really still just thinkin' about it. But I'm just honored that they would reach out to me and ask me anyway."

Though he’s still contemplating whether or not he’ll take on the role, SB explained that fans will be able to watch him channel ‘Pac with the pending release of Juice, which accompanies his April 20th mixtape release . The film is already in the can, and is slated for release later this year.

"I shot the movie. It's done. We did a good job. It's gonna be crazy," he continued. "I'm ready for the masses to see it. I got the Juice music video coming out for the official soundtrack for all the people to hype 'em up, to get everybody crunk."

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120 Comments

  • Midifingaz

    Hell Fcukin Naw!!!

  • gma31

    i dont think everyone should trip so hard over this tupac movie yet, seeing how he might not even audition.. and if he does i dont see him gettin the part, not in a Tupac movie

  • luvblackpssy

    WOW I BEEN RELIZE EVERYTHANG ABOUT LIFE NOW A DAYS IS A BIG FUCKING JOKE AND THIS THE WORSE JOKE IN LIFE IM 1 OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT WOULD DIE FOR PAC AND ITS LIKE WOW THE WAY MUSIC IS AND LAME ENTAINMENT IS NOW A DAYS TO EVEN PUT THIS DUDE IN THE SAME BREATHE AS PAC IS REALLY AT THE ULTRA HIGH OF DISRECTFUL FOREAL I CANT STAND IT THIS GUY IS LAME A JOKE HEY GET YA MONEY DUDE DO YA LIL SONGS AND DANCE BUT DONT PUT THIS KID NO WHERE WITH THE ICON FIGURE PAC WAS AND IS HE THE GREATEST PERSON TO EVER LIVE

  • Tupac

    Fuck that. Im coming back.

  • Johnny Massacre

    Pac is turning in his grave.

  • Xanobia Ambition-Ceo Platt

    no disrespect to soulja boys fans, but hes not worthy to play the role of Pac.

  • Anonymous

    thats like tupac playin soulja boy in a movie....what if you hate soulja boy you will love jbird http://soundcloud.com/this-j-bird-bitch lets take real hip hop back

  • Anonymous

    why? oh god why? i hate that he is remaking juice , it will fuck this classic up , about him playin tupac , if he really acts good and gets the job done i wont be hating but if he fucks up the legend i will be rioting

  • Glenn Tucker

    dont fock this up SB

  • your mom

    This fag needs to kill himself and never make another song or dare try to play the role of a legend...

  • Anonymous

    Get Tha Realest. Looks like him, sounds like him, and raps. What more could you want?

  • Kendall Walters

    Whats next? vanilla ice to play as eminem?

  • ARRGGG

    probably more lies. he's been on a lying streak as of late. but just in case someone needs to dispose of this fagget quickly. not kill him i dont wish death upon anyone (cept lil b) just beat the shit out of him so he has to drink through a straw and crush his voice box.

  • Almar

    I didn't think it could get any worse than the dude who portrayed Pac in "Notorious", I Was Wrong. Disgrace.

  • Brennan

    This reminds me of how people just bunch rappers together. They hear Common will speak at the White House and Fox News says he must be a thug because he raps and supports Obama. The developers of this Tupac Biopic think "Hey, people thought 2Pac was a good... I mean sick rapper, who do the youth like... I mean fucks wit these days... SOULJA BOY! He's perfect!"

  • Brennan

    The below wasn't clear because I was "rage-typing"... If anyone out there, reading this, or commenting on here really cares about preventing "Soldier Boy" from playing Tupac please write a letter to Antoine Fuqua letting him know that, as Tupac's biggest fans, this offends us. The collective memory we have of Tupac will undoubtedly be affected by the Biopic (pending the films popularity). Fuqua will distort Hip Hop history, more so than I'm sure he even realizes, if he casts someone who cares more about making people dance than about social issues that affect society from the ground up. The youngest of our generation, as well as the huge portion white America that only got into Hip Hop in the mid-2000's as it became watered down will not understand that Tupac and Soulja Boy represent a completely different world and hope for the future. I'm 20 years old. And I'm white. I'm writing this to show that Soulja Boy and his clones do not represent me and in fact only highlight and in many ways have caused the downfall of culture for my generation.

  • Brennan

    This is repulsive. I'm sitting behind the computer screen feeling like I could knock somebody out. If you anyone really cares about this and wants to prevent it from happening, please write a letter to or email Antoine Fuqua telling him that Tupac's image and the memory we have of him is more important than the money Fuqua will make by casting him as our idol.

  • Sayed

    this guy is unfukinbelievable first he's killin hip hop with his gay ass music and his fag ass dance now he's spittin on the hip-hop god i'd rather have eminem playin pac than this dumbfuck SOULJA BOY CAN EAT A CAMEL D!CK

  • ANON

    They should get Justin Bieber to play Eminem in the 8 Mile remake while they're at it.

  • mcmastermind

    Yo foreal this is a FUCKING SHAME! I'm white and I'd play Bishop better than this chump. Are they even thinking about how they are ruining Pac's legacy? They are not just ruining the movie by re-making it, they are burning it and shitting on its ashes by considering this fool. FUCK OUTTA HERE!

    • Albert Burgos

      I agree, this dumb, chump, punk is going to ruin Pac's legacy. Someone has to do something. I think we should riot!

  • Chief Dutan

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOOO0000OOOOOOOOOOOO0O0O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jesus

    honestly? soulja bitch gone play tupac? mkay i say audition Rick Ross too, cuz even if he was a CO he stillmore gangsta and more poetic then this faggot as 2005 Lil' B ever was. oh and Rick ross would be fuckin funny as tupac. imaginee tupac with a weight issue

  • HRH

    i was an Anthony Mackie critic at first, saying how the fuck is this happening? In retrospect, Anthony Mackie did the best attempt at 'Pac possible. Homie is from Juliard , and portrayed 'Pac as the man of intellect who had studied art. He did it as best it can be done. And I'm a critic. Fuck this "soulja" shit. Someone who can't even portray himself as a rapper.

  • bisquic

    Do any of you who think this isnt a disgrace to a hip-hop icon believe this retard would still be playing this part if Tupac hadnt first?...

  • Kristopher Tondre

    I just finished watching the "Red Nation" video, and now a 360 with some bad news like this. (*To the beat of Red Nation*) Watch pop get shot, Pac turnin' in his grave and I guess why not, pickin' poor decisions 'cause they think they got, a hot young rapper but we know he's not (SO LEAVE!)

  • murdock

    whoever thought that would be a good idea is a fucking asshole!

  • HenRoc

    Why in the fuck?? Damn, they are going to ruin that shit, Fuck!

  • HRH

    nothing but a sin in the church of Hip Hop. 'Pac is God, and we have to let this scum of an art do this? Nothing but kykes taking away from a modern God's legacy. And, at the same time making money off it.

    • HRH

      That's right, I'm the shit! The way you talk sounds like a kyke at work. nobody brought up 2500 years ago. We're talking about here and now. About western politics, business, and the overwhelming influence of hollywood, which has been used to control the spirit and outlook of western civilization. And, it just so happened that i was right, wasn't i. And, how is it to notice the success anti-semitic? To recognize ones ability? You all sound just as bad as you say the Nazi's were. So, back to the point. taking away from a modern God's legacy. And, at the same time making money off it.

    • b

      I'm stupid and you're the one who thinks that because a certain group of people share a common cultural background dating to about 3000-3500 years ago that means that anyone who is Jewish has a plan to defame the ghost of a rapper who only became famous 20 years ago. Yeah, I'm the stupid one. Also, I love Tupac and have since I was a little kid. I'm sure an educated young man like Tupac could tell the difference between corrupt humans who choose to live a life of crime and an entire culture connected only loosely by divided interpretations of a 2500 year old book. You, "HRH" are only an equal to the froth that floats to the top of the toilet bowel when you're finished pissing on your own shit. Sincerely, Kyke Sympathizer

    • HRH

      don't even bring Antoine into this. Does he own Morgan Creek? NO! James G. Robinson, and Joe Roth are the ones who do. And, check on it, stupid kyke sympathizer. And, if you've heard recently, the FBI's released documents of 2Pac being extorted by Jewish Defense League Extortion. Once again, 'Pac is GOD.

    • Anonymous

      Antoine Fuqua is black. You have no idea how ignorant you sound by spewing that anti-Semitic garbage. This "God" you speak of is rolling his eyes at your generalization of Jews.

  • Anonymous

    WHAT A FUCKIN DISGRACE!!!! Pac must be rolling in his grave right now. This sorry ass garbage rapper is one of the worst things to happen to Hip Hop since vanilla ice. Total disrespect to the Tupac legacy.

  • Natturner2k

    Idiots, dummies, and fools please pay close attention! HE IS PLAYING THE ROLE OF BISHOP, CHARACTER PLAYED BY TUPAC. God you people are so damn stupid.

    • svw

      hey dumbshit, they aren't just talking about the juice remake. biopic means a movie about someone's life, and soulja boy is being asked to play pac in the biopic about him (which is straight bullshit, soulja boy can barely be considered a rapper). know what your talking about before you try and call people out.

    • chia

      YOU THE FOOL.. GO BACK AND READ THE ARTICLE AGAIN IT DOESNT MATTER HES STILL PLAYIN PAC HE EVEN SAID IT WHAT A DISGRACE IF HE PLAYS IT WITH HIS NO LYRIC ASS

  • Pac-Man

    Pac is turnin over in his fuckin grave just with this news alone. The day fuckin Soulja Boy plays the greatest rapper of all time, all that we know will cease to be. RIP, Pac, and Im sorry.

  • chia

    tupac would roll over and his grave to find out a punk bitch is tryin to play him (man what the fuck) wow

  • Anonymous

    LOL @ at these 2pac fanboys who believe that 2pac would hate Soulja Boy if he was still alive. That nigga would sell out most likely and give praise to Justin Bieber just like every other fucking rapper in the game. Fuck 2pac, Listen to Hopsin.

  • Anonymous

    YAAAAAAY finally someone recognize the REAL potentials of Souljah... I knew it all along, he's the Reincarnation of PAC - fuck all you haters! LOOOOOOOOL ---- I'm playin y'all take it easy. This is probably just some wackass attempt to get more attention for the movie or for website. FUCK SOULJAH BOY AND HIS MOMMA TOO!

  • Anonymous

    you know it's the end of the world when... the biggest HOMO in hip-hop plays the REALEST ACTOR/RAPPER/REVOLUTIONARY/ACTIVIST/POET/PHILOSOPHER EVER.

  • jadakiss88

    If you really think Ms. Shakur will let this fly then we might have a problem. I don't think Ms. Shakur thinks Souljah Boy embodies the ideals and spirit that Pac had. He's just a young punk that benefits from making music for little kids. While Pac might have been considered a punk his later years were focused more on helping his people not hurting them with stupidity and ignorance.

  • jadakiss88

    While is acting abilities are still in the air (he did appear on one episode of the game which he played a very small role) one thing that is for sure about this dude is he's a liar. He lied about Birdman offering him a Cash Money Contract, he lied about not banging Kat Staxx (thank God that she has disappeared) he lied about writing "Whip My Hair" ( I first asked myself what satisfaction would he get out of lying about writing a song geared toward Pre Teens but then I thought and I slapped myself for not realizing my grave mistake) so dude is basically a liar I am trying to think what else but I have nothing else. But dude has a solid track record of lying.

  • dada@cc..

    If they pick this fuckboy to play tupac.Then he will kill the movie business for hip hop 2. Shit wow.This sucks

  • ShystyOne

    no no no no.......no

  • Anonymous

    It's only an offering (mainly because of his Juice mixtape). Even as an accomplished director Antione Fuqua couldn't turn Deandre Way into a respectable Tupac Shakur.

  • nelson

    well to be honest with you, i want to see it whether or not hes going to be in it, because tupac has a legacy they need to fulfill, if the creaters even THOUGHT about soldier boy playing this part, then that means they dont know shit about tupac, and the movie will be a let down either way. they did a great job on biggies movie it sucks that the creators of this one will let all pac fans worldwide down

  • ......

    if they pick this fuck to play Pac in the biopic, it's going to hell. In no way does Soulja Boy even remotely look like 2pac, talk like him, or act like him. The movie is going to be a disaster if they do this.

  • 2Pac

    Fuck Soulja Boy Fuck Arab Fuck Stacks on Deck as a label and as a motherfuckin' crew And if you down with SOD, then fuck you too! Waka Flocka, fuck you too! All you muthafuckas, fuck you too!

  • Anonymous

    No respectable Tupac fan would go to a movie with Soulja Boy playing him. Soulja Boy represents the exact opposite of what Tupac did, and whether or not he is a good actor, people would never take him seriously in that role. He is a joke

  • Anonymous

    if uve seen all of pacs interviews, then he always talks about how he was trying to destroy fake rappers. i will fucking kill soulja boy if he gets the part cos he is exactly the type of person pac was talking about

  • Moses Esan

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I bet you in a weeks time the director will deny it. Just like birdman denied soulja's last 'lie'. SMH

  • JG3

    Is this what it has come to? We're now mentioning dude in the same sentence as Tupac? I don't care if its movies, music, literature, etc. It should never happen. Tupac was a great artist and a great actor...ole buddy is not...on any level. Hip Hop has already seemed to forgotten the very essence of its existence...Now we seem to think its fine to disrespect Hip Hop in every essence.

  • dontgiveafuck.

    and some of yall wonder why this culture is gettin more fucked up every day cause of the big heads makin decision like this ! soulja boy has the charisma of a mussel so what the fuck ??!!! seems like they wanna ruin this biopic

  • I'm At Work And Bored

    ahahahaha, yeah right.

  • Guest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkHGBWBciyU Street Runna - Barton Block

  • DX Credibility

    This site gets worse by the day. This rumor will be debunked by the end of this/next week and DX will have gotten 1000s of hits. Why dont you guys report once someone has ACTUALLY been been cast, when theres ACTUALLY news to report. Im sure they've probably asked bow wow and a bunch of other corny young rappers to read for the role. Its called casting. This site is starting to disappoint.

    • Yup

      Thank you. I was just about to write the same thing. He's not going to get the part people. A Pac biopic would require an actor with range as well as aggression, qualities that don't personify Soulja Boy. Relax.

  • melvin II

    HELL HAS FINALLY FROZEN OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GTFOH Blowja Ploy

    "I got the Juice music video coming out for the official soundtrack for all the people to hype 'em up, to get everybody crunk." Nigga, don't nobody wanna get crunk off a Pac soundtrack, you serious? Pac might just have to reincarnate into the ghetto and smack ya ass up... How about you play that nigga from "Boyz in the Hood" that gets shot by Ice Cube at the end. Have Ice Cube's actor use real bullets though to make it seem realistic...

  • Trunkz

    While they're at they should make a biopic on the life of Jam Master Jay, Big L, and Big Pun. Gucci Mane can play JMJ, Waka Flocka can play Big L, and Fat Joe can play Big Pun...

  • Max Poustchi

    The guy who played Pac in Notorius was absolutely horrible. Soulja boi is retarded...but dont get that ther guy back either....no one has Pacs demeanor. impossible.

  • TAYLORD

    OK GO MAKE YOUR OWN BACKYARD CLASSIC REMAKES OF FILMS OTHERWISE SHUT THE FUCK UP N LET HIM SHINE IN 1080P NIGGAS

  • Smdh

    Its disrespectful to put someone who is not a good actor, and who almost completely goes against Pac's genre of hiphop. PAC wasn't a bad actor and was one of the best hiphop artists of all time. The respectful thing to do both to him and fans would be to get someone respectable. NO1 wants to see Soulja boy in Juice or as Pac. Never.

  • "Movie Critic"

    He should remake New Jack City and play Pookie....!!!! LOL thats a better fit for him!!

  • jesterdxxl

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

  • GLOCKWORK

    What the fuck?! Get the guy who played Pac in 'Notorious'; he was good as hell. To have that fake, phony, bubblegum bitch play Pac would be an insult to his memory.

  • Anonymous

    brb, gotta throw up

  • BIG FACE ITALY

    I am not a hater but damn will I hate if that shit goes down. They must pick a young talented acter not this dude he does not have that energy. I cant believe what's happening ...people are saying that lil B is talented en now this shit... is everybody on crack or what? Whats next Bieber doing a bio pic playing Robert DeNiro and a remake of Mean streets LMAO big time

  • REDNATION

    Why dont he remake 8mile aswell

  • hellrazor

    i hope this fuckin faggot gets cancer, he's got no respect for hip-hop or the culture or the veterans or even 2pac's legacy. this thing cannot even fathom a concept and fuck the william morris agency. stupid cunts. like i said before, i hope soulja gets fuckin cancer

  • fall back

    some body really needs to sit this kid down and be like what the fuck are you trying to do, completely ruin the whole hiphop lifestyle.

  • fall back

    i swear to god this biopic will be boyctted if they put this faggot in playing tupac. are you fucking serious pac would be rolling in his fucking grave. afenie or who ever is in charge of this shit please please do no shit on pacs legacy like this.

  • Kelvin Washington

    Katt Williams voice: "Stop it DeAndre!"

  • Guest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkHGBWBciyU&feature=related Street Runna - Barton Block

  • AAAHhHHH

    I'm about to jump out the window...(bye mum, bye dad).

  • wickwickwack

    like ice t said "someone needs to stop this " this guy is a kid ,he probably started listening to 2pac when fif and them were using pac´s vocals for their tracks i bet he doesnt understand why the man is so loved

  • Westchester finest

    Soulja boy is better than eminem. nothing wrong with him playing pac. pac was not a real g anyways. Im ready for the haters to reply and quiet frankly i don give a fuck. heres my number text me if you feel what im saying and if you dont text or call me and i will let you know why soulja boy is better than eminem and good enough to play Pac. My number is 914-631-3556

    • Anonymous

      "I'm ready for the masses to see it. I got the Juice music video coming out for the official soundtrack for all the people to hype 'em up, to get everybody crunk." This is what you co-sign when you think of Juice?

    • BIG FACE ITALY

      I guess you wake up besides S .boy every morning.

    • Anonymous

      shut the fuck up fag, you an sb suck dicks.

    • ireli

      grow up pac was hip hop soulja boy is pop no denying it so fuck you

    • Cage

      ^^ Attention whoring at it's finest... Anything regarding soulja is an abomination and he's gonna fail. that's the # to the last person who wouldnt fuck you, now shut yo bitch ass up..

  • David Ripper

    Is this for real? Seriously?????

  • David Ripper

    is this for real?

  • Anonymous

    he should re-do boyz in the hood and play doughboy while hes at it

  • son of a sax

    Why not revisit Boyz in the Hood and have Sean Kingston play the ice grill. Ever so angry, Doughboy

  • TonySincere

    oh, you mean the same way he said Cash Money was tryin to sign him & Baby denied it? lol this dude is a fuckin clown

    • Kelvin Washington

      Yo, I thought the same shit when I started reading this. Glad someone else brought it up.

  • son of a sax

    SMH...Next thing you know. There gonna have The New Boyz portray the cast in a remake of Menace to Society. Hope they dont read this and get any ideas.

  • p. dom

    get the fuck outta here!!!

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