Tuesday, August 28, 2007


The list of the lives of celebs (and semi-celebs) that will make it to both the small and big screen has just gotten longer. So, how many biopics are we going to probably see in the following year? Let's just say you may need more than one hand to count them on. Now, according to reports, the life of Afeni Shakur, the mother of slain rapper, Tupac Shakur, is now in the works.

Tentatively entitled, Dear Mama: The Life Story of Afeni Shakur, the film, produced by Hollywood Filmz producers, Young Noble and Omar 'Ice Man' Sharif will reveal the activist's life growing up in a small North Carolina town, her reign as a devoted leader of the Black Panther organization, being incarcerated while pregnant with Tupac and her subsequent drug addiction. Additionally, the film will also dwell on Afeni's worst nightmare: loosing her infamous son whose murder remains unsolved 11 years after his death.

"This incredible lady defended herself in court while pregnant with Tupac during a bomb conspiracy trial facing 352 years and was acquitted of 156 counts against her and 20 other members of the Black Panther Party," said Young Noble. "I felt that the world needs to know where Tupac got his mind, heart, spirit and courage so I called Afeni with the idea. She was excited and gave me her blessing."

Dear Mama is being produced in conjunction with Afeni Shakur's Amaru Entertainment. The soundtrack will be executive produced by Young Buck and The Outlawz for Cashville Recordz/1nationentertainment, along with Shakur's Amaru Entertainment. Featured artists will include 50 Cent, T.I., The Outlawz, Young Buck and new comers Stormey and Begetz.

The Dear Mama story is long overdue," said Young Noble. "I'm just so blessed to be in a position to produce this movie and make sure Afeni and Pac is proud when it’s done, this movie will offer hope and be an inspiration to the millions of people who will see it."


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