An Oscar winning director is going to make a new Tupac Shakur documentary
From the director of 12 Years A Slave.
Tupac Shakur has already been immortalised on film several times. As well as his small but memorable body of work as an actor, he was portrayed in both the Biggie Small biopic Notorious and the NWA movie Straight Outta Compton. There is even a full biopic about ‘Pac, entitled All Eyez On Me coming later this year.
But a new Tupac film project sounds like it could be the definitive cinematic chronicle of the rapper. British director Steve McQueen – who won the Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years A Slave – is going to helm a major documentary on Tupac’s life. It will be fully authorized by his family, with his aunt serving as executive producer.
The production company White Horse Pictures also produced last year’s acclaimed Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, as well as Martin Scorsese’s films about Bob Dylan and George Harrison, and the Oscar-winning high school football doc Undefeated, so we are pretty excited about this one.
This will not be the first documentary about Tupac by any means – 2003’s Tupac: Resurrection was received, 2002’s Biggie & Tupac saw filmmaker Nick Broomfield investigate the two rappers’ murders, and there’s also a ton of unofficial straight-to-DVD ones out there.