Director Allen Hughes has reached a deal with the estate of the Tupac Shakur on five-part docu series

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Director Allen Hughes has reached a deal with the estate of the Tupac Shakur on five-part docu series

Allen Hughes has reached a deal with the estate of the Tupac Shakur that will grant him full access to all of the late rap icon's recordings and writings — part of his plan to direct and executive produce a five-part docuseries on Shakur.

While there's not yet any outlet set for the project, this is the first time the Shakur Estate has offered its full cooperation on such an endeavor. Hughes, a prolific writer, director, and producer, last helmed HBO's much-lauded docuseries The Defiant Ones — which chronicled the careers of and partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. It won a Grammy and received five Emmy nominations.

Shakur was murdered in 1996, in Las Vegas, at only 25 years of age. His brief but prolific career remains a point of public fascination. To date, he's sold 75 million records worldwide.

The deal grants the filmmakers access to recordings both released and unreleased as well as Shakur's poetry and other writing.

Hughes will direct the still-untitled project with Lasse Järvi and Charles D. King joining as executive producers. It will be produced under the Interscope Films & MACRO shingles.

 

Vintage Tupac "I Need A Straight Jacket" Tee  

 

 


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