NBA Star Elton Brand To Produce Tupac Shakur Biopic

The b-baller comes aboard the project as one of its producers alongside 'Pac's mother, Afeni Shakur-Davis.

NBA player Elton Brand has signed on to co-produce the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic, Tupac. The film, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and executive produced by Tupac’s mom Afeni Shakur-Davis, is currently in production in Los Angeles, California, New York City, New York, Las Vegas, Nevada and Georgia.

As previously reported, Soulja Boy was in talks to star as ‘Pac in the film. “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 said at the time.

HipHopDX will keep you updated.

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  • Chelito

    Soulja Boy?! Are you serious?! Damn it if Pac is played by that lil bitch Im not watchin the movie until its free on tv lol that's just straight disrespectful for one of the greatest of all time. fuck hollywood

  • Adam Rapology Aldo

    As this project has the blessing of Tupac's mother, this biopic is acceptable. Hopefully when writing the script for this biopic, they draw upon the vast array of people that knew 'pac. This could include Treach from naughty by nature, the outlawz, nutt-so, big daddy kane, snoop dogg, Suge Knight, Jada Smith, Govener, Crooked I, Dj Quick, Daz, Kurupt and many others.

  • Wa-Gwan UK

    Leave Tupac the fuck alone. He's dead. It's over. I dont wanna hear that fucking name anymore. Same with BIG. Done and dusted. It's all about MC HAMMER :)

    • Chelito

      you got it all wrong bitch! YOU'RE DEAD, DONE AND DUSTED !! go jerk off on some lil wayne shit or somethin !!

  • Nico 3

    The bottom fell out of Brand's NBA career, so it makes sense to get into producing.

  • JOe

    Elton Brand is probably one of the smartest people in the NBA, On top of that he played in LA for a number of years and has significant industry contacts. On top of that . . . he has already produced a critically acclaimed film with an Oscar winning actor (Christian Bale/Rescue Dawn. Who do you want to produce the Tupac film? Ghostface? Spielberg? Brand is the money man. Fuqua and Tupac's mom are the director and executive producer. What else do you want?

  • Blizzit

    if they let soulja boy play this not going to suppourt this project...i mean come on...are you that hard up..

  • JFranks

    If they cast soulja boy as pac in this film then they are asking for no ticket sales.

  • Scientific

    Soulja Boy is a piece of shit......

  • Anonymous

    Soulja Boy and Elton Brand? I dont think you could shit on him any more if you shot him yourself.

  • anonymous

    they must truly be looking for this to blow up in their face. Soulja Boy - hated by everyone over the age of 11.. 2 pac - respected by everyone over the age of 11. See the controversy?

  • Tyrannical T

    boy they are doing everything to fuck this up

  • 4real

    Damn typos lol... Of all people Elton Brand??? He must be the front man for a project that can go either way... Can they at least hire a more reputable movie producer??? Far as Soulja boy, they must need some1 to play Pac in his younger days but I'm sure its better acting chops out there.

  • 4real

    Of all people Elton Brand??? Must be the front man for a project that can do either way... Can they at least more reputable movie producers???

  • George Lafflin

    what does elton brand know about tupac, and soulja boy?? can that project now and let the man rest in peace.

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