According to Deadline, an authorized feature-length Tupac Shakur biopic is in the works from Steve McQueen. The director, best known for his acclaimed work across 12 Years a Slave, , and Shame, is set to work closely with the late rapper’s family in order to craft an authentic portrait of Shakur’s life and legacy.
Though it’s yet to nail down an official title, McQueen’s Tupac Shakur biopic will foster collaboration between Amaru Entertainment, a banner created by his mother Afeni Shakur, and White Horse Pictures. Jayson Jackson is on board to produce, while Gloria Cox, Shakur’s aunt, will executive produce.
Striking up a partnership with the surviving family of Tupac Shakur will no doubt lend Steve McQueen and Co. unprecedented access to the archives of an icon who many believe to be one of the most influential hip-hop artists of all-time, and that’s a responsibility that McQueen isn’t taking lightly.