While serving time in prison in 1995, West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur wrote a screenplay. The film, entitled Live 2 Tell is now set to go into production next year.
The plot of the screenplay reportedly revolves around a teenage drug dealer who attempts to leave behind a life of crime. The film’s producers, Preston Holmes and Ivan Juzang, also produced the 2003 documentary about the rapper, Tupac: Resurrection.
“This kid [2Pac] was a genius, and the net of it is, he was from this community, he knew the struggles these young people were dealing with,” Juzag told Variety. “He’s able to talk to young people in 2011, 2012, the same way he was able to talk to young people in 1995.”
Before Shakur passed away in 1996, the rapper appeared in a string of films including 1993’s Poetic Justice alongside Janet Jackson and 1994’s Above The Rim with Duane Martin.