Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett Furla Films are in final negotiations to partner on a Tupac biopic.
A press release from the two companies announced that the biopic will be produced by James G. Robinson, David Robinson and LT Hutton, along with Randall Emmett and George Furtla.
The film will be executive produced by the late rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur.
Production on the film is scheduled to begin in 2014 in Atlanta.
The movie centers on the life of Tupac, with the press release referring to Pac’s “politically charged lyrics, inspired by his parents’ activism as Black Panthers in the ’60s and early ’70s, condemned governmental intrusion in black communities.”
Tupac was shot several times on a street corner in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 7, 1996. He would die six days later from his wounds. Pac’s death came after a lengthy East Coast/West Coast rivalry, which would also go on to claim the life of The Notorious B.I.G. The murder remains unsolved.
Afeni Shakur has been involved in several projects relating to her son, including executive-producing his past two albums. In 2009, Morgan Creek sued Amaru Entertainment, alleging that the company, which was run by Afeni Shakur, reneged on an agreement to sell Tupac’s life rights for a film adaptation. Since then, there have been numerous updates regarding a Tupac film, but nothing has materialized.