Tupac Biopic?! Five Slanderous Post-Death 'Pac Projects
For most of us schlubs, death is the end. But for an influential artist, it is only the beginning. In fact, there is a guy who has made his entire lucrative career from steering the estates of dead icons including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the street-wise prophet Tupac Shakur. His name is Jeff Jampol, and he thinks of himself as a sort of posthumous architect of souls.
"[Tupac's mom] talked about how Tupac had a blueprint for the message he wanted to carry," he told Variety. "That word 'blueprint' sparked a light bulb in my head. I realized if you look at what these artists said, what they did, and the art they created, they will reveal to you the blueprint. They will tell you where to go."
Sometimes we wish those blueprints came with an end point, but the bottom line is always dollar bills, so it's a never-ending cycle to stay relevant beyond the lasting treasure of his living worth. Can you believe the things Tupac's corpse is capable of? Check out these five timeless moments.
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Every real dead star has a biopic, and now Tupac is about to get his very own. From the same people who brought you that movie 2 Guns starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington and surely consisting of the same plot every black-cop/white-cop buddy movie works around, we're sure this is going to be a high-quality, non-exploitation project. It's also being produced by the same people behind Ace Ventura, so maybe the action will be spliced with great bits of comedy for a well-rounded portrait of the artist as a young man destined to die. No word yet on who will play the ill-fated rapper, but we hope it's someone good.