Tupac Shakur biopic chiefs ask for video auditions for lead role

'In Search Of Tupac' scheme running until April 30

Film chiefs behind forthcoming Tupac Shakur biopic Tupac are inviting potential lead actors to submit video auditions.

Antoine Fuqua is directing the long-delayed biopic, shooting for which is set to begin this summer.

Now bosses behind the movie have launched a new website, Insearchoftupac.skeetv.com, where potential leads can submit video auditions until April 30.

Producer David Robinson said: “We’re looking for someone with the right mix of raw charm and charisma for the role. At this point, we’re more concerned about finding someone with the ability to give their entire heart into the performance than just looks and personality.”

Applicants have to read out a provided courtroom monologue and perform their favourite song by the late rapper, who died in 1996.