He’s in; he’s out; all this after Antoine Fuqua seemed like a sure-thing to helm the project, after all the reports earlier this year about him holding open casting calls, looking for unknowns to play the film’s pivotal roles.
Now both of them are officially out of contention; so who’s up next?
It’s back to the drawing board on the Tupac Shakur movie, as John Singleton has dropped out of discussions to direct the long-gestating biopic… Singleton… couldn’t seal the deal to helm the project for Universal Pictures and Morgan Creek. He’s the second director to drop out after Antoine Fuqua struggled to cast Shakur. Now that unenviable task will be someone else’s headache.
To be frank, I’m not exactly itching to see a Tupac biopic. If it never happens, that’ll be just fine with me. If it does happen, I won’t be in any big rush to see it either.
However, I’m now wondering why it’s apparently been such a challenge to get one of these 2 directors (who both seem passionate about the subject matter) to see the project through.
F. Gary Gray you’re up next! Don’t be surprised if this eventually lands in the hands of Peter Berg :)