Published May 06, 2011Since his death in 1996, Tupac Shakur's life has been examined in the documentaries Biggie & Tupac and Tupac: Resurrection, plus a biopic that's still in production. Now, we've received word of another Tupac-related feature, this one based on a screenplay written by the rapper himself.
Shakur wrote the script while serving time in Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. He was in prison for most of 1995. The screenplay, entitled Live 2 Tell, is "the story of a teenage drug lord and his efforts to leave a life of crime," according to Variety.
The screenplay has been purchased by NStar Entertainment, and the film has been given a $11 million budget, with production slated to start in early 2012. NStar producer Preston Holmes first approached Tupac about the script while the late rapper was still in prison, and only now has managed to secure the rights to begin filming.
Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, will serve as executive producer.