Producers Of Tupac Biopic File $10 Million Lawsuit Against Film Studio

The producers of Tupac’s biopic are about to go head-to-head in a court battle. According to Billboard, the production company Emmett Furla Oasis has filed a lawsuit against Morgan Creek Productions for setting a budget and production schedule and selecting a leading star without their approval. Emmett Furla is seeking $10 million in damages.

Randall Emmett and George Furla say the film had been stalled until they came on board in 2013. When Emmett and Furla became apart of the film, their agreement with Morgan Creek Productions stated that the production budget would not exceed $30 million, they would be included in the approval of the production schedule and would have full control over who would be the director and leading man.

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Emmett and Furla claim that they arranged a deal with Open Roads Films for the biopic but Morgan Creek rejected it initially, only to return to them and sign a deal. This violated the production agreement. Morgan Creek also suddenly rushed Emmett/Furla to produce evidence that they could pay for half of the film’s budget or risk not being a part of the film after the success of Straight Outta Compton biopic. They also wanted them to agree to new terms that were not in their original agreement and brought them a budge of $34 million. Emmett and Furla also claim that Morgan Creek was meeting with an actor that they were pursuing to play Tupac without informing them, which was apart of their agreement.

Emmett and Furla are claiming breaches of contract, breach of the implied covenant and breach of fiduciary duty.

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23 Responses to “Producers Of Tupac Biopic File $10 Million Lawsuit Against Film Studio”

  1. MrNoName2K

    Damn thats some trumped up sh*t right there.. oh well, someone somewhere told them that they have legal ground so lets see where this goes…yawn (R.I.P Pac, controversial even after death.. thug immortal for real)

  2. TruthTalk

    They already starting off bad. I hope this movie dont turn out like the biggie movie. I would rather for the people that did straight out of Compton to do the pac film. But of course without dre behind it.

  3. NotTomFromMySpace

    i hope this aint the same people who did casting for Straight Outta Compton. Movie/acting was good but casting was horrible. Eazy was dark as Akon, Dre was taller than Snoop and Suge lol and Cube son look like him in the face but he looks Puerto Rican light skin lol

    • edeck7

      Lol you have it right about most of the casting with the exception of Eazy-E that actor that played him was GREAT hope he is nominated for an Academy Award in January 2016

      • NotTomFromMySpace

        so you saying Easy E looked like him? Eazy E wasnt even dark skinned lol acting wqasnt bad but wasnt anything special. id be surprised if we ever saw ne one besides actor who played Dre again

      • Getatme

        Eazy was dark as shit bru but it was people who knew eazy who said it was almost scary how good he played that part. So it probably came down the total package and skin tone wasnt the deciding factor.

      • edeck7

        Yeah I feel ya in a way, but again your observation was right on point

  4. The City

    The suicide reference on “I would trade my life for yours, behind closed doors” is just brilliant. Pac wasn’t known for metaphors and wordplay, he was more about emotion and delivery, but I think this songs shows he was evolving as an MC before he died, for the better.

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