A screenplay that
late rapper Tupac Shakur wrote while locked away in prison is finally coming to
the big screen.
Shakur penned the script for “Live 2 Tell” while
incarcerated at the Clinton Correctional Facility in 1995.
“Live 2 Tell” centers around the inner-city struggle
of a drug kingpin who decides to leave the drug game behind.
The screenplay was written during a turbulent period in the
slain rapper’s life. Shakur had just been sentenced to four and a half
years in prison, after a woman claimed Shakur forced himself upon her on a nightclub
dance floor and later, a hotel room.
Shakur was paroled when Marion “Suge” Knight posted
Shakur’s $1.4 million dollar bail in exchange for recording three albums
on the Death Row Records imprint.
”Live 2 Tell” was acquired by Insomnia Media Group,
which will start production on the film in March of 2006.
Shakur was gunned down in a hail of bullets on the Las Vegas
strip in 1996 in a brazen shooting after a Mike Tyson fight.
Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur, will serve as producer
of the film.
In 2003, Ms. Shakur told AllHipHop.com of her plans to bring
the screenplay to the big screen.
“We have every intention of putting that movie on the
screen,” Ms. Shakur told AllHipHop.com. “It’s a story of redemption
Group acquired the rights to the screenplay from Ms. Shakur. Casting for the
film has not yet started.