After 2 years of debate John Singleton is set to direct the New biopic film about Tupac, set to start production as early as June this year. No official title for the film has been released yet, nor has anyone been cast just yet to play the iconic Tupac Shakur. I do know with John Singleton directing this movie, I believe it will be a classic right along with his other films such as “Boyz in The Hood” “Poetic Justice” among others. It will take an amazing talent to represent/portray a character like the late great “Pac” so I hope they get this one right. Not sure who you have in mind, but I have a couple guys I think may be able to pull it off like:
Michael B. Jordan
One of the most in-demand actors right now is Michael B. Jordan, who followed up his strong turn as a high school superhero in “Chronicle” (2012) with a jaw-dropping performance as Oscar Grant in last year’s Sundance darling “Fruitvale Station.” (And Tupac hailed from Oakland, just like Oscar.) He can currently be seen in theaters opposite Zac Efron and Miles Teller in “That Awkward Moment” and is the rumored frontrunner for lead roles in the “Rocky” spin-off “Creed” and the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot.
Now Kendrick is far fetched since he doesn’t have any acting experience to my knowledge, yet the fact he’s a rapper with outstanding lyrical content like his predecessor Tupac, who knows, he may be able to surprise us and pull it off. I mean he is a staple in the rap game right now.
Tristan “Mack” Wilds
Tristan Paul Mack Wilds is an actor and Grammy-nominated recording artist. He is best known for his roles as Michael Lee on the HBO original drama series The Wire and as Dixon Wilson on the CW drama series 90210. He has the swag and edge to bring the Tupac character to life on screen. I hope he gets considered for the role, since we all know he was definitely a thug on the wire.
Well, those are a few of picks for the role, feel free to comment and let me know what you think, or who you think would be perfect for this role.