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Video: The Delightfully Weird Chinese Tupac Biopic Trailer
While we've been waiting for a Tupac biopic (which has been rife with drama in development hell) stateside, there's been a delightfully bizarre, unauthorized biopic on the West Coast rapper brewing in China.
The trailer for Until the End of Time—a nod to a Tupac Shakur track—was recently released, and it features newcomer actor Tsalta Baptiste, who plays the titular role. The clip starts off with a teacher, who bears a striking resemblance to Napoleon Dynamite's Kip, except with a more wax-tipped hipster mustache, telling his students that they need to write a report on an activist. One Chinese student, Dean, mutters only one word, "Tupac," and the biopic on the rapper is set in motion.
Dean gets in touch with a woman, Ms. Bush, who seems to have had a romantic relationship with the rapper, and there are a series of flashbacks—from her sexy moments with Tupac while he dances to Groove Theory's "TELL ME" to re-enacted interviews with the rapper. The plot is a bit confusing, but the overall message seems to be a positive one about activism, so we can't knock the filmmaker's passion there, but it's definitely weird. We can't wait for the full cut.