Tupac Shakur is alive somewhere on an island laughing.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â That’s it.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I’ve decided it.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Either that, or he was literally the hardest working man in entertainment at the time of his death.
Besides the music and the acting, Tupac also wrote a screenplay, called “Live 2 Tell” ,while serving an 11-month sentence in jail on weapons charges.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The screenplay has been acquired by Preston Holmes and Ivan Juzang’s NStar Studios, and they want to put it into production early next year.
Holmes, who collaborated with Shakur’s mother to make documentary “Tupac: Resurrection,” will produce LIVE 2 TELL along with HUSTLE AND FLOW producer Dwight Williams. He told Variety:
“This kid was a genius, and the net of it is, he was from this community, he knew the struggles these young people were dealing with…and he’s able to talk to young people in 2011, 2012, the same way he was able to talk to young people in 1995.”
The script would follow the story of a teenage drug lord and his efforts to leave a life of crime.
Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur, will executive produce. NStar pegs the budget at $11 million and hopes to start production in the first quarter of 2012.