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The filming of the Tupac biopic has been dominant in regards to the most important posthumous release in recent years, but it might be taking the backseat now as a screenplay, titled Live 2 Tell, assumed to be written while Pac was in prison serving a sentence due to weapons charges, has been discovered and purchased.
So the report goes, NStar Studios purchased the excavated screenplay for $11 million, and is set put it into production next year. Studio co-head Preston Holmes, who worked with Pac's mother Afeni Shakur on the documentary Tupac: Resurrection, is set to co-produce the screenplay with Hustle and Flow producer Dwight Williams, while Shakur's mother will act as the executive producer.
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- JT Langley
'Live 2 Tell' is story of teenage drug dealer struggling to leave life of crime.
By Gil Kaufman
Photo: Steve Granitz/ Wireimage
But the thug life Mc, who studied acting, poetry, jazz and ballet while performing in Shakespearean plays at the Baltimore School for the Arts as a teenager, not only acted in plays and movies, he also apparently wrote them.
And now the rights to the only full screenplay Shakur wrote while he was in jail, "Live 2 Tell," have been acquired by a production company that plans to start filming the movie next year, according to Variety.
One of the producers is Preston Holmes, who collaborated with Shakur's mother, Afeni, on the 2003 documentary »
Apparently the late rapper Tupac Shakur wrote a screenplay, called "Live 2 Tell," while spending eleven months in jail on weapons charges. That screenplay has now been acquired by Preston Holmes and Ivan Juzang's NStar Studios. "Live 2 Tell" revolves around a teenage drug lord and his efforts to leave a life of crime. The production company is planning to begin shooting the film early next year. "This kid was a genius and he was from this community. He knew the struggles these young people were dealing with," said Juzang. "And he's able to talk to young people in 2011, 2012, the same way he was able to talk to young people in 1995." Holmes previously collaborated with Shakur's mother to make the "Tupac: Resurrection" documentary. »
While serving prison time on a weapons charge, the late hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur penned his first and only screenplay, Live 2 Tell. Today, Variety reports that Shakur's script has been acquired by NStar Studios with production on the film looking to begin by March of next year. Per the report, the film will operate under an $11 million budget and centers on a "teenage drug lord and his efforts to leave a life of crime." Preston Holmes and Shakur's mother Afeni will co-produce Live 2 Tell having already collaborated on the 2003 documentary Tupac: Resurrection. Hustle and Flow producer Dwight Williams will co-produce as well. In addition to Live 2 Tell, Shakur's silver screen presence will also be bolstered by the Antoine Fuqua-directed biopic, Tupac, which is scheduled to begin production this summer. »
- Jason Barr
The world has come down with a serious case of Bieber Fever… and with Justin Bieber: Never Say Never out in theaters tomorrow, we figured that this would be the perfect time to talk about some of our favorite Music/Band documentaries. There are so many that a couple have certainly been left out… but that just gives you something to discuss at the end!
Honorable Mention: The Fearless Freaks
If you have ever been to a The Flaming Lips concert, you know the kind of crazy, high energy show that these guys put on. In The Fearless Freaks viewers get to see the makings and evolution of this band from Oklahoma. It is an honest, genuine film that delves much deeper than just showing a band playing a show.
The popularity of big hair rock music was at its »
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5 items from 2011
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