Weeks after the 17-year anniversary of the rap icon’s death comes news of an official financial and production agreement for Tupac, a biopic based on the life and times of the late Tupac Shakur, who was gunned down on a street corner in Las Vegas in 1996.
According to Deadline, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has joined forces with Morgan Creek Productions to co-finance and co-produce (along with mother, Afeni Shakur) the long-awaited movie.
A myriad of companies fought for the rights to collaborate on the film with Jim Robinson’s Morgan Creek before MCP president David Robinson inked a deal with EFO. The team also garnered rights to exploit Tupac’s music catalog.
They are aiming for a February start date and a $45 million budget. No actor has been selected to play the role of Tupac as of yet.