Director, Omar “Ice
Man” Sharif and member of The
Outlawz, Young Noble (together
they head HollyHood Filmz) have
acquired the rights to Dear Mama: The
Life Story of Afeni Shakur.
The film will chronicle the life of Tupac’s mother from her birth (as Alice Faye Williams) in
Lumberton, N.C. to her ongoing battles over the rights of her son’s posthumous material.
The film will cover Shakur’s
drug addiction, her Black Panther party involvement, the murder of her son
amongst other details.
“The Dear Mama story
is long overdue … I’m just so blessed to be in a position to producer this
movie and make sure Afeni and Pac is proud when it’s done. This movie will
offer hope and be an inspiration to the millions of people who will see it,”
Young Noble said in a statement.
“This incredible lady defended herself in court while
pregnant with Tupac during a bomb conspiracy trial, facing 352 years and was
acquitted of 156 counts against her and 20 other members of the Black Panther
Party … I felt that the world needs to know where Tupac got his mind, heart,
spirit and courage, so I called Afeni with the idea. She was excited and gave
me her blessing. The rest will be movie history,” Noble added.
Still in development, HollyHood
Filmz is still in search of producers and directors for the film. Rapper, Young Buck alongside The Outlaws (for Cashville Recordz and 1
Nation Entertainment) with Amaru Entertainment will be producing the soundtrack;
which is set to feature Young Buck, The Outlawz, 50 Cent, T.I. and more.