A screenplay by late rap legend Tupac Shakur is set to become a major Hollywood movie called LIVE 2 TELL.

The CALIFORNIA LOVE rapper penned the script in 1995 intending the starring role for himself. The movie centres on a black youth who finds notoriety as a drugs dealer and then tries to abandon the life of crime.

Insomnia Media Group, who bought the movie rights from the rapper's mother Afeni Shakur, intend to begin production next March (06).

Tupac hoped to further his career in movies and starred in POETIC JUSTICE, ABOVE THE RIM and GRIDLOCK'D before he was fatally shot in Las Vegas (96).

The movie has yet to be cast.