The project had previously been optimistically eyeing a late spring/early summer shoot this year, but troubles in finding a leading man eventually got to then-helmer Fuqua, which saw him move onto the Eminem-led boxing film, "Southpaw" -- which is now on the backburner anyway. Singleton was then reportedly set provide some hope for the production, however, Morgan Creek seem to be back at square one on a project which is sans helmer and leading man.
All that's in place now, we guess, is a script by duo Stephen J. Rivele and Chris Wilkinson, who boast a strong resume having co-scripted "Ali," "Nixon" and the upcoming Don Cheadle-backed Miles Davis biopic as well as Clint Eastwood's "A Star Is Born" with Beyonce attached to lead.
A biopic of Tupac is certainly an intriguing prospect considering the conjecture around his death and the legacy of his hip hop career, so why does it seem like there's been a revolving door of helmers for it as of late? Shouldn't a project like this be a magnet for Hollywood talent? Our suggestion: get Anthony Mackie on board to star and attract a helmer from there.