Producers of Tupac Biopic File Lawsuit
Will we ever get to see a Tupac biopic?
It seems like the idea will soon be tainted by the mounting controversy surrounding the production process. Or, could it all be a build up for more anticipation?
Marcc Rose’s brief portrayal of Tupac in the summer blockbuster, Straight Outta Compton, gave a chilling resemblance of the slain rapper and piqued even more interest in telling Pac’s story in a feature-length film.
However, before the hit movie, director John Singleton was in talks of working on Pac’s biopic. He eventually dismissed himself from the project and gave a detailed explanation as to why on his Instagram— one reason being inauthentic producers.
Now, the future of the biopic lies in a lawsuit filed Wednesday by production company Emmett Furla Oasis, who accuses Morgan Creek Productions of breaching their co-production contract.
The two production crews signed an agreement in September 2013. The arrangement placed them at a production budget of no more than $30 million, in addition to mutual decisions on film schedule and distribution. Emmet Furla was granted sole approval on the director and the actor who would portray Tupac.
In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles, the principals of Emmett Furla claims that Morgan Creek casted a lead actor for the film. Emmett Furla is accused of not coming up with their half of the funds for the production.
Emmett Furla is seeking $10 million in damages.
Get the full rundown on the legal fiasco here.