If there is one biopic movie I hope nobody ever really touched, it would be the one about Tupac Shakur. If you were going to do any of the tragic figures who passed in the 90s, the two hardest ones would have been Shakur & Kurt Cobain. But leave it to the man who made Training Day to give it a shot. Good idea for him to try and go for someone unknown as watching Anthony Mackie portray 2Pac was eh to say the least.

“It looks like we’re doing Tupac Shakur’s movie next in September, that’s what I’ve been starting up and working on now,” he said. “I’ve been working on that for a while with Morgan Creek and Jim Robinson. I just got the greenlight from him and we’re going in September. I’ve just started to prep that.”

Fuqua added that he is hoping to find an unknown actor to portray the iconic hip-hop star, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996.

“That’s the goal, I want to discover someone new,” he explained. “I want to discover a lot of new people if I can. Obviously I’m going to have to put some people in it that you know, just because actors have different skills. I want to go to the streets and find him anywhere he might be in the world.”

Antoine Fuqua Confirms Tupac Biopic As Next Film [Digital Spy]