Benny Boom Is Working on a Miniseries About Tupac Shakur’s Rival Haitian Jack
Benny Boom plans to tell the story of a major figure in Tupac's life. The director of the upcoming Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me is also working on a miniseries about hip-hop manager and promoter Jacques "Haitian Jack" Agnant, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Tupac believed that Haitian Jack, who was an FBI informant, set him up for rape charges and a prison term in 1995.
"Haitian Jack's story is extraordinary and the opportunity to explore his life through a television series is incredible," Boom said. "Crime, drugs, violence and music as told through his experiences will be a groundbreaking moment for television."
Former Interscope Records co-founder Ted Field and his Radar Pictures company are producing the show. Benny Boom is set to direct the miniseries while Alan Wenkus, one of the writers for the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, will pen the script.
"As feared and connected as Haitian Jack was, the infamous figures he interacted with in the 1990s hip-hop scene were even more sinister and ruthless," Wenkus said. "Working with the amazing Benny Boom and Ted Field has given us access to interviews and firsthand accounts that gives the series enormous credibility."
Haitian Jack will serve as a technical adviser on the miniseries, giving the creators a firsthand account of what went down. No network is attached to the project at this time, but some channels have already expressed interest in the series.
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