Antoine Fuqua To Direct 2Pac BiopicPublished by Clay Cane on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 12:41 am.
It was bound to happen, especially after 2009’s Notorious, a 2Pac biopic will officially start filming in September. According to DigitalSpy.com, the film will be produced through Morgan Creek and directed by Antoine Fuqua, who is known for films like Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest.
The big question is who will play 2Pac, and Fuqua says he wants an unknown. “That’s the goal, I want to discover someone new,” he explained. “I want to discover a lot of new people if I can. Obviously I’m going to have to put some people in it that you know, just because actors have different skills. I want to go to the streets and find him anywhere he might be in the world.”
I love the idea of giving an unknown actor a chance, but in the event an unknown wouldn’t work, I would like to see Anthony Mackie or Chiwetel Ejofor.
Check out the 2Pac interview below with Ed Gordon.