After many years an authorized documentary on the life of Tupac Shakur has been announced. Amaru Entertainment—the company established by the late Afeni Shakur to release her son’s posthumous projects—has sanctioned the new film, which will be directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave).
“I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist,” McQueen said in a statement.
“I attended NYU film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip-hop world and mine overlapping with Tupac’s through a mutual friend in a small way.
Few, if any shined brighter than Tupac Shakur. I look forward to working closely with his family to tell the unvarnished story of this talented man.”
The film will be produced by Jayson Jackson (What Happened, Miss Simone?), White Horse Pictures’ Nigel Sinclair (The Beatles: Eight Days a Week), Nicholas Ferrall, and Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley. A new biopic about Tupac, All Eyez On Me, hits theatres next month.