Tupac's Cousin Working On Another Biopic
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.05.2014
In addition to the John Singleton-directed film...
Deadline reports that there are now two biopics about Tupac Shakur in the works. His mother Afeni has been working with Open Road Films and John Singleton on Tupac for some time now, but now his cousin William Lesane is developing another one.
Lesane has written The Rise And Fall Of Makavelli The Don, another movie about Shakur's life that he will produce. He has put together a commitment of $15 million (from Giovanni De Francisci, the portfolio manager of Petschek Trust and Monegasque Movie Productions) for a New Mexico shoot. However, his representatives didn't reveal if he has the rights to use Tupac's music. Monegasque will make its debut with this feature, which Ed Arena is casting.
Lesane said: "The time has come to tell the real Tupac Shakur story, the movie his fans really want to see. Any movie that is produced about Tupac has to tell a truly great story with a bold statement attached. Our movie does that in spades…I lived this story with my cusin and paid tremendously for it."