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Tupac Shakur Authorized Documentary to be Made by “12 Years a Slave” Director Steve McQueen

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“12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen will direct the authorized documentary of Tupac Shakur.

Oscar winner McQueen says in a statement: “I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist.  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.”

A press release reads: Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment, the company created by Afeni Shakur to release her son’s posthumous projects, announced today that Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures and Jayson Jackson will team up to produce a fully authorized documentary with Amaru on the life of acclaimed hip-hop artist, writer and poet Tupac Shakur.

Interest in Tupac is always high but it’s heating up right now with a feature film about to be released next month.

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