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Steve McQueen partners with Tupac’s estate for documentary

NEW PROJECT: Tupac and Steve McQueen Photo: colorlines.com

12 YEARS a Slave director Steve McQueen will collaborate with Tupac Shakur‘s estate for an upcoming feature-length documentary, according to Deadline.

The Oscar-winning British filmmaker will direct the project through a deal between the estate and Amaru Entertainment, the company founded by the rapper’s late mother Afeni Shakur.

Tupac’s aunt, Gloria Cox, will executive produce with Jeanne Elfant Festa of White Horse Pictures, the production company responsible for several music documentaries, including “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week–The Touring Years.”

Speaking on the upcoming documentary, McQueen said: “I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist. I attended [New York University] 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.”

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