Director Allen Hughes has continue to film for his Tupac and Afeni docuseries after the pandemic brought production to a stop.
The pandemic according to Hughes has been a blessing of sorts, as he feels self-quarantine has resulted in personal reflection which has made on-camera interviews that much better.
Taking on the docuseries is Allen Hughes and his brother, Albert Hughes. The two brothers have reunited after eleven years for the project. Allen Hughes has full access to Tupac’s released and unreleased material, writings, and poetry. All of which was granted by the Tupac Estate.
Jasmine Guy, Jamal Joseph, and Snoop Dogg have been previously reported to be interviewed for the docuseries. (More: New Tupac Docuseries Outlaw: The Saga Of The Shakurs) We can now add actor Tim Roth to the list who co-starred with Tupac in the movie Gridlock’d. Mike Tyson who was introduced to Tupac by Hughes is also being interviewed, along with Mickey Rourke who co-starred with Shakur in the movie Bullet. (Watch: Mickey Rourke To Give Donald Trump A Left Hook Over Tupac Lawsuit)
Speaking with Deadline, Allen Hughes reveals that Snoop Dogg was interviewed in the hospital room where Shakur laid after being shot in Vegas. “It was tearful, and I never seen Snoop like this. He started…and I just want to be careful about how I’m wording this because it was very spiritual, what he was saying, and it was very heartfelt, and it was deeper than what he had said before,” Hughes explained. “And then when we cut, I went back and…because he wears sunglasses, and the people that monitored were like did you see his eyes? And I said I was in the moment, I didn’t see, and everyone was really moved and in tears.”
Despite the fallout between Shakur and the Hughes brothers, the Tupac Estate reached out to Allen and asked for him to taken on the docuseries. After a few days, Hughes accepted. Many die hard Pac fans did not receive the news well.
Despite the fallout between Shakur and the Hughes brothers, the Tupac Estate reached out to Allen and asked for him to taken on the docuseries. After a few days, Hughes accepted. Many die hard Pac fans did not receive the news well. “A lot of them were wishing me all kinds of hurtful, harmful death type (ishh), you know, and it was just (messed) up,” Hughes said to Deadline. “But I said to myself, Allen, you have to show them that this is bigger, deeper and more meaningful than anyone could ever know, and I know my heart’s in the right place.”
The Tupac And Afeni Docuseries Outlaw: The Saga Of The Shakurs is set to premiere in 2022 via FX.