Who should play Tupac in the forthcoming biopic? - The Strut

Who should play Tupac in the forthcoming biopic?

A Tupac Shakur movie simply titled Tupac is in production with a $45 million dollar budget, and filming to begin in Feburary. From Deadline:

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films is teaming with Morgan Creek Productions to co-finance and co-produce Tupac, creating a new urgency for the long-gestating biopic on the hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur. They are working with a script by Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft, and a new draft is expected in two weeks. Several companies battled for the rights to partner on the film with Jim Robinson’s Morgan Creek before MCP president David Robinson sealed the deal with EFO. They are eyeing a February start date and a $45 million budget. They have the rights to exploit Tupac’s musical catalog, and his mother, Afeni Shakur, will be a producer on the film.

The movie has not yet cast the lead role. Who do you think should play Tupac? Michael B. Jordan is the first name that comes to mind given his supreme talent and he’s the right age. Anthony Mackie has also been mentioned as he played Tupac in the Notorious B.I.G. film. What do you think?

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