Casting is now underway for the upcoming 'Tupac' movie.
We recently reported that production for the upcoming 'Tupac' biopic was on hold after John Singleton (Boyz in the Hood), the director of the movie, revealed he was having difficulties with producers. The director told XXL
, Im putting my involvement on hold right now because were trying to figure out some things. I got a script and I got the blessings from his family. Well see. Im putting it on hold until its right. Weve got to get it right.
Now, it appears studio executives have decided to replace Singleton with 'Devil in a Blue Dress' director, Carl Franklin, according to Variety
. Singleton said on his Instagram account
earlier this year, The reason I am not making this picture is because the people involved arent really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur.
The "Tupac" biopic will follow the rise of one of the most celebrated and controversial rappers in hip-hop and his 1996 murder following a boxing match in Las Vegas.
Tupac also known as 2pac and briefly known as Makaveli, was rapper, actor, author and poet. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide making hime of the best selling music artists of all time. His album All Eyez on Me
and Greatest Hits
are still among the best selling albums in the U.S. In fact, Rolling Stones
ranks him 86th on the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
If you didn't know, Tupac started his career as a backup dancer for the hip hop group Digital Underground and would later break off and become a solo artists. Despite being known for rapping about violence and women, he also openly discussed racism and social problems through his music. In fact, Both of his parents and several other people in his family were members of the Black Panther Party.
During the end of Tupac's career, Shakur was a major participant in the East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry. But, on September 7, 1996, Shakur was assassinated in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he died six days later
Betty Mae Casting is now casting the lead role of Tupac in the upcoming 'Tupac' biopic. To audition for a role on the upcoming Tupac Biopic, check out the casting call details below:
Tupac Biopic Open Casting Call
For all those interested in submitting for upcoming feature film TUPAC please submit picture & resume to [email protected]
. We are excited to consider everyone so please send us your photos!!
Please do not show up without an appointment and no phone calls please!
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