It’s looking more and more plausible that the Tupac Shakur biopic John Singleton took from Antoine Fuqua isn’t happening. As ShowBlitz reports, the man most recently said to take it on has now ended talks with Universal, leaving the Stephen J. Rivele, Chris Wilkinson, and Steve Bagatourian-scripted movie in a tough spot. One point of speculation surrounding his generally vague departure is, quite simply, that the job of finding someone suitable to play the legendary rapper is far too difficult; it’s why Fuqua left in the first place. Unless someone can put their foot down on an actor (not literally), this thing might be dead in the water.
Singleton still has a film gestating at the moment, which Shadow&Act (via /Film) managed to get some information about from the man himself. During a talk at New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image, the director revealed that he would next helm, from his own script, “a crazy, dysfunctional love story set in the hood” that stars Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson. We heard about this a month ago when Tyrese informally announced a Baby Boy reunion between the three of them on “another classic.” Other than my carefully deducted guess that the two actors will play a dysfunctional couple in the hood, I’ve got no idea what this might be. Either way, it’s almost bound to be of higher quality than Abduction.
Are you disappointment to hear the bad news about the Tupac biopic? Any interest in this latest collaboration?