John Singleton has signed on to re-write, direct and produce the forthcoming biopic on Tupac Shakur, according to Variety

The film from the director of Boyz N The Hood and 2 Fast 2 Furious is slated to include Tupac’s rise to one of Rap’s biggest acts, as well as his still-unsolved murder in 1996.

Production for the film is anticipated to being in June, though casting for Tupac has not taken place, the story says.

Singleton directed Tupac in the 1993 film Poetic Justice, which also features Janet Jackson.

In September, it was announced that Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett Furla Films were in final negotiations to partner on a Tupac biopic.

A press release from the two companies announced that the biopic would be produced by James G. Robinson, David Robinson and L.T. Hutton, among others.

Tupac was shot several times in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 7, 1996. He died six days later. 

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