The Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me, is scheduled to release later this summer, but there is already a huge buzz surrounding a project that will provide an alternative look at the life of the west coast legend.
It has just been announced that Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen is tapped to direct an authorized documentary about, my fellow bald-headed brother, Tupac. Here's what Steve had to say about being selected: "I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist. I attended New York University 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."
Steve's authorization to shoot the doc, simply means that he is supported by Interscope Records, the label that released most of Shakur's catalogue, and Universal Music Publishing Group. Furthermore, McQueen has the full backing of the Tupac Estate.
Looking forward to see this gem about the man who empowered a generation!