Recently the official release date for the highly anticipated Tupac biopic, “All Eyez On Me,” was announced.
Now Benny Boom, the director of the film, is moving on to another project. This new project will focus on former hip-hop producer and promoter, Jacques “Haitian Jack” Agnant, who was a known rival of the late Tupac Shakur.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Straight Outta Compton,” writer Alan Wenkus will write the script for the eight episode miniseries, and Benny Boom will direct.
The series synopsis says, “It will explore Haitian Jack’s journey as an immigrant from Haiti thrust into the mean streets of Brooklyn at the height of the New York crack epidemic.”
It continues, “As he transitions from private schools to becoming a feared stick-up artist targeting drug dealers, Jack finds himself in the cutthroat music business during the most controversial period in hip-hop history.”
The beef between Tupac and Haitian Jack started back in 1994 following the shooting that took place in New York City’s Quad Studios. Tupac accused Jack of being one of the people behind the shooting and also being a government informant for the FBI.
Boom said, “Haitian Jack’s story is extraordinary and the opportunity to explore his life through a television series is incredible. Crime, drugs violence and music as told through his experiences will be a groundbreaking moment for television.”
Jack who was deported back to Haiti in 2007, will serve as a technical advisor on the project. At the moment there is no network attached to the project but the plan is to shop it around.
Other musical associates of Jack include, Biggie Smalls, Wyclef Jean and Madonna.
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