News: Tupac Biopic Casting Date Revealed, "They're Looking For 'You' To Star!"

Thursday, Mar 17, 2011 4:00PM

Written by Biz Jones

The casting for the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic is reportedly set to kick-off next week with a nationwide search for an actor to portray the late rap legend.

Audition videotapes will be accepted starting next Monday.

Casting will begin next week on Morgan Creek's Tupac Shakur biopic, "Tupac" -- and they're looking for you to star! Starting Monday, March 21, Morgan Creek and Skee.TV will be acceptingaudition videos online for the lead role of Shakur via the InSearchOfTupac.comwebsite. Over the course of the month long open call, anyone interested can post a 5 minute video. (Too Fab)

Film producer David Robinson has revealed what qualities he is searching for.

"[We're] looking for someone with the right mix of raw charm and charisma for the role." Robinson continues, "At this point, we're more concerned about finding someone with the ability to give their entire heart into the performance than just looks and personality." (Too Fab)

Rapper-turned-actor Bow Wow has already expressed his desire to star in the film.

Rapper/actor Bow Wow is campaigning for a role in the new Tupac Shakur biopic. The young star has taken to Twitter.com to beg director Antoine Fuqua for a part in the upcoming film. "I want to play Shock G or be one of the Outlawz in the New 2Pac movie. Mr Antoine Fuqua holla at ya boy... I'm ready." Fuqua is currently casting the film, and recently revealed he's on the hunt for talented unknowns to portray Tupac's ex-girlfriends Jada Pinkett and Kidada Jones. (Ace Showbiz)

The Tupac biopic is reportedly slated to begin filming in the near future.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in late Spring/early Summer on the biopic "TUPAC," it was announced today (February 10) James G. Robinson, Co-Chairman/CEO, and Rick Nicita, Co-Chairman/COO, of Morgan Creek Productions. Directed by Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day," "Brooklyn's Finest"), the film will be shot on location in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia and Las Vegas and is currently being cast. (Deadline)

Check out some past Tupac Shakur footage down below:

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