When an actor is selected to play the role of a slain music legend, scrutiny and criticism often comes fast and furious.
We’ve seen it happen again and again. Remember the uproar after Zoe Saldana was set to play Nina Simone, or the long road the Marvin Gaye biopic with Jesse L. Martin has taken coming to the big screen? Days after the 17th anniversary of rapper Tupac Shakur’s murder, Deadline has revealed that the long-awaited biopic of the late artist has been picked up, with production starting in February next year.
Since the role of Tupac hasn’t been cast yet, in an effort to save the drama for producers and to ensure a really good portrayal of a legend on the big screen, we’ve listed five actors who should be in consideration for the role of the legendary rapper. Holla if your hear me!
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