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Director Antoine Fuqua Leaves Tupac Biopic For Eminem's New Movie 'Southpaw'

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By CJ Rutter on Wednesday 8th June 2011 Photo by WENN

Director Antoine Fuqua has now been recruited to shoot Eminem's new movie 'Southpaw', but it has meant that he has had to leave the Tupac Shakur biopic.

Fuqua, who directed the critically acclaimed 'Training Day', was signed up to direct a movie about the hip-hop legend, who was murdered in Las Vegas in 1996.

But now the director is at the helm of 'Southpaw', a movie which will tell the story of a left-handed welterweight boxer, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The movie's scriptwriter, Kurt Sutter, revealed that it took a lot for Eminem to come on board with the new film.

Sutter explained: "I took meetings with Marshall's producing partners over the past seven years, looking for something to do together. I know he's very selective and doesn't do a lot. But he shared so much of his personal struggle in this raw and very honest album, one that I connected with on a lot of levels... At its core, this (film) is a retelling of his struggles over the last five years of his life, using the boxing analogy."

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