Who Should Play Tupac in the Upcoming Biopic?
With both serious films (The Hurt Locker) and blockbusters (Captain America) on his résumé, Mackie is certainly qualified. And sure, it doesn't hurt that he already played Tupac in the Notorious film.
MICHAEL B. JORDAN
Selfishly, we'd like him to take the role because we just want to see more of MBJ on the big screen. Because The Fantastic Four, That Awkward Moment and Fruitvale Station weren't nearly enough of this guy.
DAMON WAYANS JR.
Yes, he's more of a comedy guy – New Girl, Let's Be Cops – but we have a feeling there's more to Wayans Jr. than just funny. Plus, his brother Marlon appeared in Above the Rim with Tupac so perhaps he can get some character suggestions from his sib.
The former House M.D. star and Resurrection actor might be a tad old to play the 25-year-old rapper (Epps is 41), but there's no denying he has the chops to pull it off. (Also, this is Hollywood, where 30-year-olds play high schoolers – so uh, yeah, we see no problem with it.)
We're guessing there will be scenes with a younger Tupac in the movie. Enter: Smith. And if he needs any tips on rapping, he can always count on dad Will Smith.