Well, well, well, now isn't this a surprise?! John Singleton has decided against helming the untitled Tupac Shakur biopic. At first, Antoine Fuqua was attached to direct, but he left after finding out just how difficult it would be to find someone to play the lead role of Shakur. No word is available on why the Boyz 'N Da Hood director dropped out at this time—although we have our ideas.
Singleton has decided to focus his efforts on an untitled love story that reunites him with Baby Boy stars Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson. But from the video above, we figured that the Abduction helmer was a perfect fit for the job due to his friendship with the late rapper-actor during the filming of Poetic Justice.
There are very few details about the new project. Described as "a crazy, dysfunctional love story set in the hood," Singleton will be directing from his own original script. This will not be a planned sequel to Baby Boy, despite the involvement of Gibson and Henson. If anything, it seems like Singleton is looking to remove the sour taste of Abduction from his IMDB, which was a major box office disappointment.
So, we have to ask you guys this question? Who would you want to see direct the Tupac movie?
[via Shadow And Act]