Tupac Shakur’s Brother, Mopreme Shakur, Joins “Van Gogh” Biopic as Executive Producer

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur
’s brother, Mopreme Shakur, has joined the Vincent Van Gogh biopic, as Executive Producer.  Shakur will also produce songs for the movie soundtrack and perform on the album.

Mopreme Shakur, is a billboard chart topping, multi-platinum, recording artist with a vast array of musical accomplishments under his belt.  He was a member of Tupac’s infamous rap group “Thug Life.”  Mopreme’s highly anticipated autobiography will be released later this year.

“I’m above the stars to be so privileged to be a part of this groundbreaking project!  So excited to see the story of Van Gogh come to life!” says Mopreme Shakur.

Tupac Shakur and his brother MopremeMopreme Shakur and Tupac Shakur

The “Van Gogh” filmmakers will collaborate with the Tupac Shakur Foundation, in their mission to uplift and inspire youth from marginalized communities and to spread mental health awareness and healing through art.  About – www.tupacshakurfoundation.org

The “Van Gogh” film partnership with Tupac’s family is quite fitting because Tupac loved Vincent Van Gogh and was inspired by him from an early age.

Tupac’s favorite song was Don McClean’s “Vincent” (Starry, Starry, Night).  Shakur’s mother Afeni played the song “Vincent” on repeat, while Tupac was on his death bed, to give him musical comfort after he was shot in 1996.  As a child, Tupac choreographed a dance performance in school to the song “Vincent.”  As an adult, Tupac wrote a poem dedicated to Vincent, which expresses the connection he felt with Van Gogh.

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After Tupac’s passing, his mother Afeni honored him by having a painting made of Tupac in the style of Van Gogh’s self portrait.  This painting was used on the album of his posthumous release, “R U Still Down?  Remember Me.”

Tupac’s mother Afeni, founded the Tupac Shakur Foundation in honor of her son, to spread healing through art for youth from disadvantaged communities.

The biopic is being produced by Van Gogh historian, writer and film producer, Kira Madallo Sesay.

Kira Madallo Sesay and Steven Spielberg - red carpetKira Madallo Sesay and Steven Spielberg

Kira Madallo Sesay on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1690608/

Tupac loved Vincent Van Gogh. Therefore, we are deeply honored to have his beloved and talented brother, Mopreme Shakur, Executive Producing “Van Gogh” with us.  Vincent and Tupac went on to inspire billions of people. They are both legends.  Their stars will shine forever,” says Kira Madallo Sesay.

Bobby Deleon is Executive Producing “Van Gogh.”  Deleon is an executive at Johnny Depp‘s company Infinitum Nihil and former manager of Depp’s legendary Hollywood club, The Viper Room.

The “Van Gogh” biopic filmmakers have partnered with the makers of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience to bring Vincent’s story to the big screen.  Gilles Colinet and the late Mario Iacampo, creator of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience are Executive Producers on the film.
“Van Gogh” Film Partners With Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

The Van Gogh live exhibitions have been a worldwide hit, making over $250 million in just one year, because of Vincent’s sudden resurgence in popularity.  As of now, the Van Gogh immersive ​exhibitions have made over $1 billion in profits.  The movie and the exhibition will work in partnership to cross promote the film “Van Gogh” and the immersive experience worldwide.

Jethro SheeranJethro Sheeran

Ed Sheeran‘s cousin Jethro Sheeran is producing the “Van Gogh” movie soundtrack album.
Ed Sheeran’s Cousin Jethro Sheeran, to Produce Van Gogh Biopic Movie Soundtrack

The goal of the album is to uplift and inspire those suffering from mental illness and to prevent suicide.  Sheeran is putting together a group of celebrity musicians for the soundtrack.

“I’m very happy to have Mopreme Shakur join the “Van Gogh” film soundtrack!  He’s an incredible artist!  I used to listen to Mopreme and Tupac in the group “Thug Life.”  His life and family story is fascinating!  I can’t wait for his autobiography!  He’s such a dope dude!”  says Jethro Sheeran.

More filmmakers and celebrity attachments will be announced soon.

Simonne at Van Gogh: The Immersive ExperienceSimonna

Tupac is definitely one of the most influential rappers of all time. He inspired millions of artists all over the world, including me. He was not just a performer. He was a creator, motivator, and a true leader that I look up to as an artist. Tupac is a source of inspiration and empowerment for me, and many young people who are fighting against inequality. Tupac is the leader of all the dreamers, believers, and artists worldwide,” says Simonna, who is a singer on the “Van Gogh” movie soundtrack.

The “Van Gogh” biopic is the result of over 7 years of on the ground research about Vincent.  In an effort to truly walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps, screenwriter producer, Kira Madallo Sesay, traveled to every location where he lived, worked or visited.  Kira has also studied thousands of archival documents related to Van Gogh.  As a result of this extensive research, new information about Vincent will be revealed in the film for the first time.  Kira is also writing a book about Van Gogh.

Kira Madallo Sesay has a luxury jewelry company in honor of Vincent Van Gogh’s art and humanitarian legacy.  10% of the profits of the jewelry sold, goes to suicide prevention charities and African educational charities in gold and diamond mining regions.

For more information please visit: https://vinscentvangogh.com/

For more information about Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, please visit: https://vangoghexpo.com

Photos courtesy of: Pixels (main), 2PAC.com, Kira Madallo Sesay, Jethro Sheeran and Simonna.


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