Quincy Jones May Steer Tupac Biopic

May 30 [7:55 EDT] -- Veteran record producer Quincy Jones, whose daughter Kidada was a girlfriend of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, says he's close to a deal with Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, that will allow him to make a movie about her son's life.

The film will apparently also cover some of Afeni's years as a Black Panther, and her struggles with drug addiction.

If the deal goes through, Jones' Tupac biopic would be the second such project in development. The other is being produced by actress and Shakur friend Jasmine Guy.

If you actually want to see Tupac himself, there's already a Shakur documentary available in video stores called "Tupac Shakur: Thug Immortal." The video hit the market last week, and went on to sell some 40,000 copies making it one of the country's top-five sellers by the Videoscan charting service. ["Thug Immortal Excerpt", 900k QuickTime]

"Thug Immortal" also includes a CD interview with Shakur

that was done last August.