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05/10/2017 04:02 pm ET

Steve McQueen To Direct 'Fully Authorized Documentary' On Tupac

The announcement comes over 20 years since the rapper's death.
The announcement of McQueen’s developing project follows MTV’s 2003 theatrical documentary, and ahead of Shakur&r
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The announcement of McQueen’s developing project follows MTV’s 2003 theatrical documentary, and ahead of Shakur’s forthcoming June 16 biopic.

Tupac Shakur fans rejoice! A new project is in the works thanks to Steve McQueen.

On Tuesday Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment announced McQueen will direct the posthumous project, which will be “a fully authorized documentary” about the life and times of the late rapper-actor, according to a press release.

“I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist,” Mcqueen said in a press release. “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.”

The untitled film will be produced by “What Happened, Miss Simone?” producer Jayson Jackson and executive produced by Shakur’s aunt Gloria Cox, who is Tupac’s late mother’s sister. 

In the release, Cox said she wants to show Tupac’s legacy in “the most complete way.”

“Our goal has always been to tell the true story, which has never been done before in such a complete way,” Cox wrote. “My sister always said to me, ‘We are not in the business of defending Tupac. Our job is to allow him to be seen in the most complete way, so his actions, his choices, and his words will allow him to speak for himself. I believe this film will do exactly that.”

In 2003, MTV released a theatrical documentary, “Tupac: Resurrection” and a biopic entitled “All Eyez on Me” will be released June 16. 

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