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Antoine Fuqua Once Again Exits 'Tupac' Biopic, Takes On 'Hunter Killer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2011 8:55 AM
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It has been on again, off again, on again and now, off again for Antoine Fuqua and the forever gestating "Tupac" biopic. Earlier this summer, it was reported that the director was dropping out of directing the movie in favor of doing the Eminem boxing movie "Southpaw." But then, just over a week later, production company Morgan Creek, signed Fuqua to a pay-or-play deal to keep him on the movie and show their commitment to getting the project made. Well, "Southpaw" was dropped by DreamWorks, "Tupac" still hasn't found a lead, and Fuqua is ready to work.

Antoine Fuqua Signs Pay-Or-Play Deal That Keeps Tupac Biopic Moving

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2011 1:37 AM
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Production Leaning Towards Casting An Unknown In The Lead RoleAbout a weak ago, the Tupac biopic, which had been gearing up for much of the year, suddenly looked dead in the water. Director Antoine Fuqua was suddenly looking at working with another rapper, Eminem, on a boxing drama, leaving the fate of the Makaveli story on shaky ground. The rapper's mother Afeni had approved of Fuqua and with him bouncing, it would potentially put the project on hold while another suitable choice was sought out, but it appears that the producers are doing everything they can to keep the director on board.

Antoine Fuqua's 'Tupac' Moving Ahead, Will Shoot Late Spring/Early Summer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 2:50 AM
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Looks like some PR reps were playing their cards very close to the chest. Last month, some rumors began circulating about Antoine Fuqua's gestating biopic of rapper Tupac Shakur with an April start date being whispered for the film. We made some inquiries and were told an April production start for the film wasn't in the cards as Fuqua would be busy shooting the pilot for Fox's "Exit Strategy." But it's clear that some of those rumors had a basis for truth as the film is definitely moving forward and while it might not lens in April, don't be surprised if in May the pieces start coming together.

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