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Tupac Shakur biopic grinds to a halt

A long-awaited biopic of Tupac Shakur has been put on hold by director John Singleton.

The movie, based on the hip-hop icon's life story, has been widely-discussed and filming was slated to begin in June (15) with Randall Emmett as producer and Singleton as director.

Filming was initially scheduled to start in 2011, but it was delayed due to a lengthy legal battle between production company Morgan Creek and the star's mother, Afeni Shakur.

Now it seems the movie has hit another bump, as Singleton tells XXL Magazine, "We're putting it on hold for right now. We're trying to figure out some things. I've got the script, and I've got the blessings from Tupac's family. I'm putting it on hold until it's right. We've got to get it right."

Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996.

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