All Eyez On John Singleton As Director Boards Tupac Shakur Biopic

By | Wednesday February 12, 2014 @ 2:01pm PST

Tupac Shakur biopic John SingletonJohn Singleton has signed on to direct, re-write, and produce Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ Tupac Shakur biopic, which is hitting up a summer 2014 shoot. The long-gestating pic about the late iconic rapper and sometimes actor known as 2Pac got renewed momentum last Fall when Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films joined Morgan Creek as co-financier. Singleton will work with Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft to revise their original greenlit script. Needless to say, Shakur’s lifelong ambitions as a rap star yielded one of the more colorful and tragic life stories of recent decades. The charismatic Shakur, a legendary West Coast hip hop fixture and one of the best-selling artists of all time, dabbled in an acting career throughout the ’90s with memorable turns in Juice, Above the Rim and later Bullet, Gridlock’d, and Gang Related before he was killed at the age of 25 in a 1996 Las Vegas drive-by shooting that remains unsolved. Read More »

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Deadline’s Best Film Stories Of The Week

If you didn’t read some of Deadline’s Top Film stories this week, here’s your chance today:

‘Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston Will Next Play Blacklisted Scribe Dalton Trumbo
By Mike Fleming Jr – EXCLUSIVE: When he completes his tour de force run in Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston will play the title role in the Jay Roach-directed Trumbo, the fact-based feature of the man who broke the Hollywood blacklist.

‘Prisoners’ Breaks Out For #1 With $21.4M; ‘Battle Of The Year’ #5 For Bleak $4.1M
By Nikki Finke - SUNDAY 1 AM, 4TH UPDATE: With the 65th Emmys broadcasting this weekend, Hollywood is only talking television, television, television. Read More »

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Tupac Shakur Biopic Gets New Momentum As Emmett/Furla/Oasis To Co-Finance

By | Thursday September 19, 2013 @ 10:24am PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE, 1:22 PM: Morgan Creek has confirmed Deadline’s report in a news release. It added that LT Hutton also is aboard as a producer and that the film will shoot in Atlanta.

PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films is … Read More »

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Sundance: ‘The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete’ Scribe Gets ‘Tupac’ Gig

By | Saturday January 19, 2013 @ 10:34am PST

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Starrbury has been brought on board to rewrite Morgan Creek Productions’ Tupac Shakur biopic. Starrbury wrote the screenplay for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, which is premiering at this year’s Sundance Read More »

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Berlin: The World Likes Tupac Shakur

Mike Fleming

Morgan Creek Productions is doing well in selling offshore rights to Tupac, the biopic of rapper Tupac Shakur that will begin production by the summer with Antoine Fuqua directing. One might think a film about an American rapper who … Read More »

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Morgan Creek’s ‘Tupac’ Gets Underway This Summer

By | Thursday February 10, 2011 @ 4:38pm PST
Mike Fleming

Los Angeles, CA February 10, 2011 – Principal photography is scheduled to begin in late Spring/early Summer on the biopic “TUPAC,” it was announced today James G. Robinson, Co-Chairman/CEO, and Rick Nicita, Co-Chairman/COO, of Morgan Creek Productions. Directed by

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