Soulja Boy Up For The Role Of Tupac Shakur In Biopic
The rapper-turned-actor is thinking about channeling the slain rapper in the Antoine Fuqua-directed flick.
Hip-hop fans who were displeased with Soulja Boy remaking the 1992 flick Juice and taking on Tupac Shakur’s role as Bishop won’t be thrilled about his next move. The “Crank That” rapper has revealed that he was asked to audition for the role of ‘Pac in the upcoming Antoine Fuqua-directed biopic about his life.
According to the Atlanta, Georgia rapper, William Morris Agency reached out to him to take on the role. “I got an email from William Morris Agency — that's my agency that I'm with — they reached out to me to play the part. I'm just still thinking about it right now," he told MTV News. "Even with the whole Juice movie, I'm playing a part that Tupac played, but I'm not actually playin' 'Pac. When it comes to this, I'm actually gonna be playin' 'Pac, so I'm really still just thinkin' about it. But I'm just honored that they would reach out to me and ask me anyway."
Though he’s still contemplating whether or not he’ll take on the role, SB explained that fans will be able to watch him channel ‘Pac with the pending release of Juice, which accompanies his April 20th mixtape release . The film is already in the can, and is slated for release later this year.
"I shot the movie. It's done. We did a good job. It's gonna be crazy," he continued. "I'm ready for the masses to see it. I got the Juice music video coming out for the official soundtrack for all the people to hype 'em up, to get everybody crunk."