John Singleton, Cuba Gooding Jr. , Courtney B. Vance - Premiere Of "FX's "American Crime Story - The People V. O.J. Simpson" at Westwood Village Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 27th January 2016
John Singleton - Celebrities attend the premiere of 'FX's 'American Crime Story - The People V. O.J. Simpson' at Westwood Village Theatre. at Westwood Village Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 27th January 2016
Hip-hop Music Video Director Benny Boom Has Been Tapped To Replace John Singleton As The Director Of The Upcoming Tupac Shakur Biopic.
The Boyz n the Hood filmmaker announced his departure from the project in April (15), putting the blame on studio bosses at Morgan Creek and accusing them of failing to respect the slain rapper.
"The reason I am not making this picture is because the people involved aren't really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur," he said. "Tupac was much more than a hip hop artist... He was a black man guided by his passions... Of most importance was his love of black people and culture... Something the people involved in this movie know nothing about."
Executives at Morgan Creek briefly hired Devil With the Blue Dress director Carl Franklin, but now it appears music video and commercial director Boom is in the hot seat.
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Filmmaker John Singleton Has Been Handed A Legal Reprieve After A Judge Granted His Request To Have His Child Support Lowered.
The Boyz n the Hood director sued his ex-wife Akousia Busia earlier this year (15), claiming he could no longer afford the monthly $4,000 (£2,500) payments due to a loss of income.
According to Bossip.com, the 47 year old brings in $14,500 (£9,100) per month, but has financial obligations totalling $24,000 (£15,000). He also has three other children who reside with him.
Busia counter-sued Singleton, alleging he owes her $200,000 (£125,000) for their daughter's school tuition, but the monthly support has since been lowered to $2,100 (£1,312). The filmmaker will also have to pay $68,000 (£42,500) in back tuition, but will not be responsible for next year's (16) school payments.
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Moviemaker John Singleton Has Quit The Tupac Shakur Biopic, Insisting The People Involved In The Project Are Not "Respectful Of The Legacy" Of The Slain Rapper.
The Boyz n the Hood director announced the news on his Instagram account late on Tuesday (07Apr15), a week after telling XXL magazine he had put the project on hold while he "figured out some things".
In his post, Singleton wrote, "The reason I am not making this picture is because the people involved aren't really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur.
"Tupac was much more than a hip hop artist... He was a black man guided by his passions... Of most importance was his love of black people and culture... Something the people involved in this movie know nothing about."
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Rapper Ja Rule's Ego Cost Him The Chance To Become A Permanent Cast Member Of The Hit Fast And Furious Film Franchise After Rejecting A $500,000 (£312,500) Offer To Appear In The Original Sequel, According To Director John Singleton.
The Always On Time hitmaker had a small role in 2001's The Fast and The Furious, the movie which kickstarted the blockbuster franchise, and Singleton wanted the hip-hop star to reprise his role as Edwin for the follow-up, 2 Fast 2 Furious, in 2003.
However, the filmmaker claims Ja Rule felt disrespected by the money offer and turned down the job - prompting Singleton to reach out to the then-rising rapper Ludacris to take his place.
Singleton tells Grantland.com, "Ja got too big for himself. He turned it down. He turned down a half a million dollars. He got $15,000 (£9,375) to be in the first movie. He was really big at that time. I guess Murder Inc. (his record label) was throwing out hits and were making money hand over foot. He was acting like he was too big to be in the sequel. He wouldn't return calls.
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Guest and John Singleton - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the world premiere of "Furious 7" which was at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd April 2015
Guest and John Singleton - Celebrities attend 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall in Beverly Hills. at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
John Singleton felt Tupac Shakur's spirit encouraged him to helm a biopic on the late rapper, who was killed during a Las Vegas drive-by shooting in 1996.
The 46-year-old filmmaker is on board to write, direct and produce the forthcoming film which is based on the life of the star - who he worked with on 1993 romantic drama 'Poetic Justice' - and although he found it difficult to take on the project initially, he insists something ''clicked'' recently.
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Singleton said: ''Only recently because it was always there and I had been approached different times. I wasn't emotionally ready to do that. I couldn't even think about it. Several people were involved to do it. I was privately disappointed when I heard other people were doing it but I wouldn't express that. And then it came up three years ago on and off, on and off, and then something clicked in me, which I feel is possibly his spirit, like don't do this. You bet me do this, they're going to f**k my movie up. Literally. I pursued it.''
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The Tupac Shakur movie will be in good hands with John Singleton.
John Singleton will direct the highly anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic after finally closing a deal to take full creative responsibility for the movie. As well as getting behind the camera, Singleton will re-write and produce the project, which has been the property of Morgan Creek for several years.
John Singleton Will Direct the Tupac Shakur Movie
The movie would follow Tupac's rise to become one of the world's most popular hip-hop artist, including his murder following a boxing match in Las Vegas in 1996.
Singleton, who was loosely attached to the film two years ago (12), will replace Training Day's Antoine Fuqua.
He has a deep connection to the slain rapper after directing him in 1993 Janet Jackson movie Poetic Justice.
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Club Life: Miami will be written and directed by the Boyz n the Hood filmmaker and will centre on a reformed criminal who moves to Florida and in a bid to start a new life.
Simmons will executive produce the series, which is set to air on U.S. network HBO.
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'Abduction' director John Singleton is set to tackle the Tupac movie biopic after Antoine Fuqua had trouble casting a lead star.
John Singleton is set to direct the Tupac biopic.
The filmmaker - who worked with the legendary musician on 'Poetic Justice' in 1993 - has stepped into the role following the departure of Antoine Fuqua ('Training Day'), because he had trouble casting the role of the late rapper.
Tupac Shakur was one of the biggest stars of the 90s, creating albums including 'The Don Killuminati' and 'All Eyez on Me' and some credible acting roles before he was shot in a Drive By killing in 1996, in what remains an unsolved case.
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For the first 15 minutes we're treated to the back story of '80s gangster Wilson Deleon Sr. (Manny Perez), a hard-working, merciful Bronx drug dealer just trying to make his way in this crazy world. He has a child on the way; her shrewd mother, Millie (Wanda De Jesus) has just laundered all his street earnings into a sizeable nest egg. Of course, on the night she tells him to stay in, he goes out and, of course, that's the night she delivers and, of course, that's the night his crew betrays him and two ridiculously buxom assassins gun him down.
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