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The long-awaited film based on the life of the late Tupac Shakur will start filming in spring 2014. 

According to "The Hollywood Reporter," the two production companies behind the project - Morgan Creek and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films - made the announcement at a recent reception in Santa Monica. 

The biopic was slated to begin shooting back in 2011, but was delayed due to a legal skirmish between Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, and Morgan Creek.  The legal battle gave way to Afeni being named an executive producer on the project.  

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