News: Soulja Boy Lands 2Pac Biopic Shot, "They Reached Out To Me To Play The Part"

Thursday, May 12, 2011 7:56AM

Written by Biz Jones

Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has revealed the possibility of taking part in the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic claiming a talent agency has reached out to recruit him.

Despite portraying the role of Tupac in his forthcoming Juice movie remake, Soulja Boy is still contemplating taking on the actual portrayal of the late rap icon.

"I got an email from William Morris Agency -- that's my agency that I'm with -- they reached out to me to play the part. I'm just still thinking about it right now," Soulja told Sway. "Even with the whole 'Juice' movie, I'm playing a part that Tupac played, but I'm not actually playin' 'Pac. When it comes to this, I'm actually gonna be playin' 'Pac, so I'm really still just thinkin' about it. But I'm just honored that they would reach out to me and ask me anyway." (MTV)

Earlier this year, Cash Money's Bow Wow revealed his interest in securing a role 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 soon.

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)

Casting for the film reportedly went underway last March.

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.com website. Over the course of the month long open call, anyone interested can post a 5 minute video. (Too Fab)

No further details have been revealed as of now.

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