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In 1995, Tupac Shakur Wrote A Screenplay; In 2011, It's Been Acquired For Production

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 6, 2011 at 1:58AM

Hmm... very interesting... I'm very well aware that he was multi-talented, but I had no idea Tupac Shakur wrote a screenplay; the only one he ever penned. And, the rights to that screenplay have been acquired by a production team planning to make a filmed version of it.
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Hmm... very interesting... I'm very well aware that he was multi-talented, but I had no idea Tupac Shakur wrote a screenplay; the only one he ever penned. And, the rights to that screenplay have been acquired by a production team planning to make a filmed version of it.

Titled, Live 2 Tell, the script centers on a teenage drug lord's efforts to leave the life of crime he leads. Not much else has been revealed thus far.

According to Variety, Tupac wrote the script while he was in jail for a weapons charge, written over an 11-month sentence at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., in 1995; and now, Preston Holmes and Ivan Juzang's NStar Studios (who collaborated with Shakur's mother to make documentary Tupac: Resurrection), have acquired the rights to script, with plans to produce a film some time early next year, on a budget of $11 million.

Holmes has long been interested in the script, and was one of the first to contact Tupac about producing it, while the rapper was still very much alive, serving his 11-month sentence at Clinton.

You'll know more when I know more.

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