Insomnia Media Group recently bought the script from the late rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur, who will produce the movie with Preston Holmes (“Hustle & Flow”).
Tupac, who died September 13, 1996, after being shot in Las Vegas a week earlier, also starred in “Juice,” “Above the Rim,” “Bullet,” “Gridlock’d” and “Gang Related.” Since his death, he’s been the subject of two documentaries, “Biggie & Tupac” and last year’s “Tupac: Resurrection,” which earned an Oscar nomination.
In December a DVD featuring what’s believed to be Tupac’s last live performance will hit stores. Titled “Tupac Shakur: Live at the House of Blues,” the concert took place in West Hollywood, California, on July 4, 1996, and featured guest appearances by Snoop Dogg and the Outlawz.
On September 13, the nine-year anniversary of Tupac’s death, a seven-foot bronze memorial statue of the rapper was unveiled at the newly opened Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
A second album based on the rapper’s poetry, The Rose, Vol. 2, hit stores September 20. Unlike the first, which featured readings of his poems, this compilation features rappers like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the Outlawz and Digital Underground’s Shock-G reworking the poetry into songs.