Tuesday, 31 August 2010
'Training Day' director Antoine Fuqua's much-anticipated documentary about Tupac Shakur will now be made into a film which will concentrate on the rapper's last day, featuring flashbacks that link to Shakur's final day on earth, when he was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996.
Production on the film is expected to begin in November and Fuqua hopes to cast an unknown as Shakur.
Oscar-nominated screenwriters Stephen J. Rivele told Rolling Stone:
"He was just beginning to shed that anger and look for a purer voice... He was in the process of changing himself, and entering a new phase of his life. He saw the contradiction between the musical persona of 'Thug Life,' and his essential nature as a gentle, sensitive person. And that was partly responsible for his murder: He was not a gangster, but the people around him were."