Tupac Shakur

The long contended biopic about Tupac Shakur is once more on indefinite hold. Speaking with XXL, director John Singleton stated that his plans for the film about the life and times of the late rapper are on pause for the time being.

“I’m putting my involvement on hold right now because we’re trying to figure out some things,” Singleton said. “I got a script and I got the blessings from his family. We’ll see. I’m putting it on hold until it’s right. We’ve got to get it right.”

Singleton has history with Shakur. In 1993, the two worked on Singleton’s LA hood love story, Poetic Justice. He’s spoken on numerous occasions on that if Shakur lived, it would be he starring in the world of Jody in Singleton’s hood classic, Baby Boy and not Tyrese Gibson. The problems with the Tupac biopic are well documented, mostly dealing with the question of who would play the role of Pac. Anthony Mackie took on the role in the Notorious B.I.G. biopic, Notorious but was panned by fans and critics.

Here’s hoping and praying that the film doesn’t get loss in the miasma thanks to Hollywood politics and more.

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