John Singleton, whose powerful debut film, “Boyz N the Hood,” earned him an Oscar nomination for best director, the first for an African-American, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 51.
Filmmaker John Singleton has put his long-in-the-works Tupac Shakur biopic "on hold," at least on his end. "I'm putting my involvement on hold right now because we're trying to figure out some things," he recently told XXL. "I got a script and I got the blessings from his family. We'll see.... We've got to get it right." The movie was originally supposed to go into production in June.