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Straight Outta Compton set a high standard for the hip-hop biopics that will follow it. Meanwhile, the Tupac Shakur film is just trying to get off the ground.

Benny Boom, who’s directed music videos and one poorly received theatrical release to his name, now has the reins, according to Collider. This comes after John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood), Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), and Carl Franklin (Devil in a Blue Dress) declined the director’s seat.

There’s very little about the movie’s production that inspires much confidence. With his exit, Singleton posted on Instagram, “The people involved aren’t really respectful of the legacy of Tupac.”

Plus, the production must commence before the end of the year before music rights go back to Pac’s mom Afeni Shakur.

Do you think the Tupac biopic will ever see the light of day?

SOURCE: Collider, Instagram | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty 

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Upcoming Tupac Shakur Biopic Gets Another New Director  was originally published on theurbandaily.com

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