Legendary filmmaker John Singleton clearly isn’t here for the upcoming 2Pac biopic All Eyez On Me.
During an interview with Deray McKesson at last weekend’s ComplexCon at the Long Beach Convention Center, the Oscar nominee said, “I haven’t watched it and I refuse to watch it. I know that they f**ked it up, so I’m not even trying to give it any attention.” He claims he was initially on board to work on the project before he realized that others surrounding the project had different motives.
“I did the research, which was talking to everyone around him who lived it and selectively piecing together their memories and my memories 'cause everyone wants to make Pac who they wanted him to be,” he said during the panel.
“They want to make the Tupac story that involves them and not the Tupac story. I did a great script and I thought they were going to go forward with it, but because I’m so mouthy and opinionated, some people don’t like to work with a Black man in Hollywood who has an opinion," he said. "I knew they weren’t going to make a good movie at all and they didn’t.”
Shots fired. Well, not all is drama for the man who brought us Baby Boy. Singleton is currently working on two upcoming television show pilots and told fans he’s a big fan of Donald Glover’s hit show Atlanta.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming biopic now that one of our faves is already giving a thumbs down on sight?
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