Elton Brand to Produce the Movie ‘Tupac’

EB is staying busy this summer by co-producing a film about the slain rapper. The Philly Inquirer has the details: “Elton Brand won’t accept failure. Even if it has the propensity to lighten his already deep pockets. That’s probably why the Sixers forward is trying his luck in the movie industry again, this time signing on as a co-producer for the upcoming film ‘Tupac,’ a biopic on the life and death of the West Coast hip-hop artist. This isn’t Brand’s first venture into the movie game. While in Los Angeles as a Clipper, Brand co-founded a small production company called Gibraltar Entertainment. According to a 2006 report from the Los Angeles Times, Brand’s outfit was hit with four separate lawsuits in a year span. Though none alleged any wrongdoing by Brand specifically, the report also claimed Brand dropped $250,000 out of his own pocket to settle a lawsuit. However, with ‘Tupac,’ Brand is merging with powerhouse Morgan Creek Productions. And the flick is being directed by Antoine Fuqua, of the Oscar-winning film ‘Training Day,’ and Afeni Shakur-Davis, Tupac’s mother, will serve as executive producer.”