'Juice' Remake: Can Soulja Boy Fill Tupac's Shoes?

Rhetorical questions are always fun, right?

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Recently, Soulja Boy has decided that he'd like to play Bishop in the remake of Juice. Earlier this week, he released a mixtape, appropriately titled "Juice." Imagine Soulja Boy reprising Tupac Shakur's role in the 1992 crime drama:

From his latest Vibe interview:

VIBE: Can you tell us a little bit about the story line for Juice?

SB: Basically, it's your boy Soulja and I'm Bishop in 2011, running around in the streets, man. You know how the movie goes, but we’re flipping it and shooting in Atlanta. I want to show these people my acting side and me being creative -- always giving them something new; that's all. I got same video director that shot "Crank That," "Kiss Me Through The Phone," "Turn My Swag On" -- my most successful videos. The whole mixtape is the soundtrack for the movie.

To remind you of those successful videos, or to perhaps make you cringe a little, here's "Crank That," Soulja Boy's debut single:

Could he do it? Should this film be made? And if it actually does happen, who should play the other characters? (We're hoping that this is all just a pipe dream.)

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