The project had been in the works with the production company Morgan Creek, but was derailed when Shakur-Davis demanded extensive creative approval before signing over the rights to her son's story and music. Morgan Creek then sued Shakur-Davis after she continued to negotiate after closing a deal, which resulted in her own countersuit claiming that no agreement had been made.
The dispute between Morgan Creek and Shakur-Davis was set to go to trial earlier this week, but a settlement was made after she met with director Antoine Fuqua to discuss his vision for the film. Now that the conflict with Shakur-Davis has been resolved, Morgan Creek has begun casting for the role of Tupac. The biopic is scheduled to start filming in the late spring.
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