LeBron James isn’t the only athlete with the desire to cross over into the entertainment side for business. Washington Redskins’ wide receiver DeSean Jackson has announced he’s on board as a producer for a Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyez On Me.”
Jackson posted the message on Instagram Thursday morning.
Been a long Process but I’m proud to announce Its finally that time to present the Tupac Movie !! Shoutout to my Big bro @lthutton We breaking records with this one !! History in the making .. Glad to say I’m A producer on this movie ???????? giving the ppl what they want .. Business is Business
Coming off of the success of “Straight Outta Compton” there is naturally a push to develop this project quickly. The film was originally set to have John Singleton direct it, but reportedly Singleton and Executive Producer LT Hutton had a difference of opinion on the direction of the production. John felt the producers weren’t “respectful” of Pac’s legacy. Now famed music video director Benny Boom takes over those duties.
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He also directed the cult film classic, “Next Day Air.”