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Morgan Creek is in talks for music video/commercials director Benny Boom to helm its Tupac Shakur movie.

The company, which has been developing the movie since 2011, is under pressure to begin shooting soon. The music rights will revert to Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur, at the end of the year if the film isn’t in production by then.

Shakur, who died in 1996 from gunshot wounds, has sold over 75 million albums. Earlier versions of the script chronicled his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist and actor, his imprisonment on charges of sexual assault and the East Coast-West Coast rap war.

Shakur was portrayed by Marcc Rose in this past summer’s hit “Straight Outta Compton.”

Carl Franklin and John Singleton have been attached separately to direct the Tupac project. Morgan Creek attracted Emmett Furla’s Oasis Films in 2013 to co-finance and co-produce, but Emmett Furla filed suit in October against Morgan Creek alleging the company had breached the co-production agreement by selecting a lead actor and setting a budget and production schedule without its approval.

Boom directed Summit’s 2009 action comedy “Next Day Air.” He was awarded video director of the year in 2009 at the BET Awards and has directed videos for Nicki Minaj, Nas, Amerie, Kelly Rowland, Monica, Keyshia Cole, Mario, Ciara, Cassidy, Lil’ Kim, LL Cool J, Nelly, P. Diddy and 50 Cent.

Boom is repped by ICM Patners and Principato Young Entertainment. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.