John Singleton Says Tupac Biopic Is 'On Hold'

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 01: Director John Singleton arrives for the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Furious 7" held at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

John Singleton Says Tupac Biopic Is 'On Hold'

Director implies creative differences over the project.

Published April 6, 2015

Guess we shouldn't hold our breath for the long-awaited Tupac biopic. John Singleton, who is the latest director attached to the project, tells XXL that the film — or, at least, his involvement in it — is "on hold." 

"I'm putting my involvement on hold right now because we're trying to figure out some things," he says. "I got a script and I got the blessings from his family. We'll see.... We've got to get it right." The movie was originally slated to go into production this June.


The director, who worked with Tupac on Poetic Justice, didn't share any further details, but did imply that perhaps creative differences are at play. "You just want to get it right," Singleton said, adding that he has casting choices in mind but would not disclose them. "I think the picture is not going to be good unless it's offensive to some people.... When I'm making my movies, John Singleton movies, it's really just my voice. So I can't be listening to all the other suggestions of all these other people and s**t."

"So we're not going to pull the trigger on that until it's right," he continued. "If somebody else wants to do something different then they can do something different. But if it's going to be right, it's going to be right. It's going to be something that potentially adorns 'Pac's legacy." is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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