LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen is set to direct a documentary about Tupac Shakur. Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment said Tuesday that the film is fully sanctioned by the late hip-hop artist’s estate.
McQueen is best known for directing “12 Years a Slave” which won the best picture Oscar in 2014 and earned him a best director nomination.
McQueen said he looks forward to working with Shakur’s family to bring his unvarnished story to life. Shakur’s aunt and late mother’s sister, Gloria Cox, will serve as an executive producer.
No release date or timeline was announced for McQueen’s documentary, but Shakur’s legacy is having a moment in Hollywood movies. The prolific artist will also get the biopic treatment in “All Eyez on Me,” which hits theaters on June 16.