Carl Franklin Replaces John Singleton in Tupac Biopic

The Tupac biopic has been in the works for over four years, and there have been talks about a biopic ever since the rapper was killed almost 20 years ago in 1996 stated Kevin Seawright. In addition to all the other usual problems and changes that occur when a movie is in development hell for so long, there is now a changing of the guard on the proposed Tupac Shakur biopic. John Singleton is no longer attached to the product as director, after having a falling out over creative differences with Morgan Creek Productions, the company that is financing and producing the long-awaited film.

Since Singleton left, Carl Franklin has been tapped to replace him as director. Franklin is known for directing the Denzel Washington helmed movies Devil In A Blue Dress and Out of Time, as well as episodes of the Affair and House of Cards. Franklin is considered a well-rounded director who has plenty of experience, but he is not known for being in touch with the rap and hip hop community like Singleton was. Fans are concerned that it will be a mediocre biopic at best.

The movie which has been plagued with problems since the beginning, including a lawsuit over the rights to the story, does not have a script, nor have any casting choices been made which makes it incredibly difficult to say if and when it will ever see the light of day.

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