Oscar-Nominated Nixon Writers to Pen Tupac Biopic

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Stephen J. Rivele and Chris Wilkinson, screenwriters behind 1995’s Nixon, are confirmed to compose a movie chronicling rapper Tupac Shakur’s life. Training Day director Antoine Fuqua joins forces with the pair for the unnamed picture.

The script centers around Pac’s last day of life at age 25 in 1996 and flashes back to his final four years. Rivel told Vulture, “I knew nothing about Shakur. But it became clear he was essentially a 19th century Romantic poet who found himself in the 21st century.

The film is slated to start shooting in mid-November, despite the lack of a starring actor.

To those doubting the film, we say “Keep Ya Head Up”:

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