Steve McQueen To Direct Authorized Tupac Shakur Documentary
by Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) There is already a Tupac Shakur biopic scheduled to hit theaters this summer.
According to Billboard, a new documentary about the Hip Hop icon is also in the works.
The doc is being directed by Steve McQueen, and the Shukar estate has authorized the film.
“I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist,” said McQueen. “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.”
McQueen directed the Academy Award-winning 12 Years A Slave as well as the forthcoming Viola Davis-starring Widows.
There have been numerous documentaries made about Shakur, including Tupac: Resurrection, Thug Angel, and Biggie & Tupac.
All Eyez On Me, the biographical live action movie about Pac, will be released June 16.