The Tupac Shakur Movie Is A Go
It looks like a biopic on the life of Tupac Shakur will see the light of day. The film’s production was originally halted due to a legal battle between Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur-Davis, and production company Morgan Creek. MC and Afeni struck a deal a few years back but the company sued Afeni in February 2009 claiming Shakur-Davis had closed a deal but “instead attempted to use the contract as a floor to pursue further negotiations.” Afeni struck back, countersuing Morgan Creek claiming there was no legal agreement between them and that Morgan Creek was getting involved with talks between Afeni and other studios. The two went to pre-trial, building up to a Feburary 15 trial date but lawyers for Afeni and MC were able to convince Afeni that a settlement would be beneficial for both parties. The night before the court date, Afeni and the film’s director, Antoine Fuqua, met and came to an agreement on the film’s vision. Morgan Creek will be able to make the film while Afeni will get a flat fee, part of the film’s profits and executive producer credit. The movie begins filming this spring, provided they find the appropriate cast.