Original ‘All Eyez on Me’ Script Written by John Singleton Leaks
The making of the Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez on Me, could be a movie within itself, with a number of changes, disagreements and pump fakes going on in the long production process. John Singleton was originally tapped to direct the film, but he eventually parted ways with the project. Now one of his original scripts has made its way to the Internet.
TMZ has obtained a version of the script that ended up getting shot down. The script, titled "Revision Eight," includes a scene where Tupac is raped in prison, which was apparently at the center of his disagreements with producer L.T. Hutton.
Morgan Creek, the film company who produced the movie, confirmed the version is legit, with Greg Mielcarz telling the celebrity gossip site it's "one of several versions penned by Mr. Singleton while he was working with Morgan Creek.”
L.T. Hutton and the film's director Benny Boom discussed the creative differences with Singleton on a recent interview with The Breakfast Club. “The raped in jail stuff—yeah, he wanted to put that in there,” Hutton said. “He wanted to start the movie off with Tupac going in the studio. One guy’s in the studio, and he’s getting head.”
According to TMZ, the scene was approved by 'Pac's mother, Afeni Shakur.
All Eyez on Me pulled in big numbers in the box office, raking in $27 million in its first weekend to lead the weekend's premieres. That is a big difference from Straight Outta Compton, which earned $60 million in its first week.
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