We reported last week that director Antoine Fuqua could be reuniting with Bruce Willis for a new film project but now it seems he'll be directing a prominent late rapper's biopic before that project. Digital Spy confirmed with Fuqua that his latest film will be a biopic on the slain rapper Tupac Shakur.
"It looks like we're doing Tupac Shakur's movie next in September, that's what I've been starting up and working on now," he said. "I've been working on that for a while with Morgan Creek and Jim Robinson. I just got the greenlight from him and we're going in September. I've just started to prep that."
The director also told the site that he is looking for an unknown actor to play the rapper, who was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996.
"That's the goal, I want to discover someone new," he explained. "I want to discover a lot of new people if I can. Obviously I'm going to have to put some people in it that you know, just because actors have different skills. I want to go to the streets and find him anywhere he might be in the world."
He also mentioned that project with Willis entitled The Tomb, saying, "That's a conversation I've been having with Bruce."
It wasn't clear who will be writing the Tupac Shakur film and even if it has a title yet, but we'll be sure to keep you posted on any further details on this new film as soon as we have more information.