In 2Pac’s short-lived life, he did so much that even today, many of us are baffled to learn how he had the time to do certain things.
Anyone who has a Netflix account has seen the Tupac Shakur documentary when he was locked up at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemore, N.Y., in 1995. What you might not have known is that the multi-talented creativist wrote a screenplay while behind bars. It was the only one that he ever wrote and, according to Shadow and Act, NStar Studios (who collaborated with Afeni Shakur to make ‘Tupac: Resurrection’) acquired rights to the script, with plans to produce a film some time this year.
The project, entitled “Live 2 Tell,” centers on a teenage drug lord’s efforts to leave the life of crime he leads.
Yesterday, November 20, a Kickstarter campaign was launched to fund the “Live 2 Tell” project, with a goal of $250,000 in 30 days as the marker. The initial sum goes towards development and some pre-production expenses, like attaching cast (could we see Kendrick Lamar in the lead role?), legal fees associated with development and pre-production, hire a writer to clean up the script and ready it for principal photography, and more.
While it may not be the Tupac Shakur biopic that you all are looking forward to, this is still a project that needs our attention. For those looking to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign, you can do so by clicking HERE!
Props: Shadow & Act