Sixers forward Elton Brand has signed on as a co-producer of Tupac, the upcoming biopic about slain West Coast rapper/poet/actor Tupac Shakur. The movie, which is currently in production, is being directed by Antoine Fuqua, director of Training Day. The role of Tupac has not yet been cast.
As noted by Philly.com, this isn’t Brand’s first foray into Hollywood. The former Clipper co-founded a production company when he played in Los Angeles, and according to a 2006 report from the Los Angeles Times, the company was slapped with four separate lawsuits in a year. Though none alleged any wrongdoing by Brand specifically, the report also claimed Brand spent $250,000 of his own money to settle one lawsuit.