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Steve McQueen to direct a documentary about Tupac Shakur

The director is behind films such as 12 Years A Slave and Shame

  • Dave Turner
  • 10 May 2017
Steve McQueen to direct a documentary about Tupac Shakur

A new documentary about Tupac Shakur is being directed by Steve McQueen.

The film has the full blessing of the rapper's family and has been authorised by Amaru Entertainment, the company set up by his mother, Afeni Shakur. Jayson Jackson (What Happened, Miss Simone?) is among the producers.

McQueen, who has directed Hunger, Shame and 12 Years A Slave, said: "I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist.

"I attended NYU film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip hop world and mine overlapping with Tupac’s through a mutual friend in a small way. Few, if any, shined brighter than Tupac Shakur. I look forward to working closely with his family to tell the unvarnished story of this talented man.”

No release date has been set for the documentary, but it is expected to be released after the upcoming Tupac biopic, in cinemas next month.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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