Haitian Jack was a close associate to Tupac Shakur before becoming a bitter enemy.
While the All Eyez On Me biopic about Tupac Shakur’s life is gearing up for its release date on Tupac’s birthday, director Benny Boom is already preparing for his next move. He isn’t straying far though, as he’s reportedly signed on to tell the story of another figure in Tupac’s life – New York-based manager and club promoter Jacques “Haitian Jack” Agnant.
Jacques Agnant was an immigrant who traveled from (you guessed it) Haiti to the United States and soon found himself “in the cutthroat music business during the most controversial period in hip-hop history.” Haitian Jack was called out by Tupac on his posthumous diss record “Against All Odds.” ‘Pac called him a snitch in the song and accused him of working with the feds, but before their beef they were “like brothers,” according to a 2015 interview with Agnant.
The production will be a miniseries that has yet to be picked up by a network, but it is already generating interest. Haitian Jack himself is already on board as a technical advisor to make sure the movie stays true to reality. Also joining Jack is Alan Wenkus, who was part of the screenwriting team for Straight Outta Compton.
Director Benny Boom leaves us with this quote about the miniseries: “Haitian Jack’s story is extraordinary and the opportunity to explore his life through a television series is incredible. Crime, drugs, violence and music as told through his experiences will be a groundbreaking moment for television.”