March 21st, 2011
11:21 AM ET
If you think you've got what it takes to portray slain rapper Tupac Shakur in a movie, now's your chance.
As Marquee previously reported, a biopic about Shakur, who was shot to death in 1996, is currently in the works and is slated to begin shooting this spring. Now producers are holding an online open casting call to find an actor to portray the music icon, reports the L.A. Times.
To audition, aspiring actors must visit InSearchOfTupac.skeetv.com and upload a five-minute video of themselves reciting the provided monologue from one of Shakur's courtroom appearances and performing a 60-second rap of one of Shakur's songs. Auditions began on March 18 and end April 30.
"We’re looking for someone with the right mix of raw charm and charisma for the role," said producer David Robinson in a statement. "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.”
The L.A. Times reports that "Tupac," directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day"), will chronicle Shakur’s rise as a rapper and actor, his legal woes and imprisonment, and his unsolved murder.
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