Film production company Morgan Creek is suing Afeni Shakur, the mother of murdered rapper Tupac Shakur, and her company Amaru Entertainment after they say Shakur back out of a signed deal to bring son’s life story to the big screen.
The suite, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, contends that Ms. Shakur is refusing “to honor and perform a contract of a production of the film based on the life of Tupac Shakur.”
But Shakur’s attorney Skip Miller has hit back, claiming that there was never a signed agreement and that the lawsuit was merely a tactic by Morgan Creek to scare off other production companies that would be interested in the project. “There is no agreement with Morgan Creek, there never was, and there never will be. They have scared away Paramount, Fox and others, and we are going to sue them and recover millions (in damages).”