ArtFilm / TV

new tupac documentary will be directed by steve mcqueen!

May 10, 2017

A fully authorized documentary on the life of the legendary hip-hop artist, Tupac Shakur, has just been announced by Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment, the company created by Afeni Shakur for her son’s posthumous projects. The White Horse Pictures (The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years) and Jayson Jackson (What Happened, Miss Simone?) produced film will also be directed by the Academy Award-winning director behind 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen. Other production credits listed are Nicholas Ferrall and Shakur Estate Trustee Tom Whalley, and Gloria Cox, Tupac’s aunt, will executive produce along with White Horse’s Jeanne Elfant Festa.

“I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist,” said McQueen in a press release. “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.”

We can’t wait!