It’s been over 20 years since Tupac Shakur was killed in Las Vegas. Since then, the ways in which the fallen icon has been honored span the spectrum of music, essay, art, and film, yet he has not yet been the subject of a proper biopic. Closing out the spring of 2017, the upcoming film All Eyez On Me will tell Tupac’s story, and feature newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. in the leading role along with The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira as Afeni Shakur.
ALL EYEZ ON ME opens in theaters on June 16, 2017
ALL EYEZ ON ME tells the true and untold story of the prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics, and revolutionary mindset propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.
The film stars Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard, Danai Gurira and Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac Shakur.
The film is directed by Benny Boom and produced by LT Hutton, David Robinson and James G. Robinson.
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Leonardo Faierman is the senior film editor at Black Girl Nerds. Born in Buenos Aires, raised in Queens, Bar Mitzvah'd at Young Israel, buried under student loans. He writes video game, music, film, and movie reviews, as well as poetry, comic books, bad dreams and good copy. He's 1/5th of the comics podcast #BlackComicsChat and 1/2 of horror film podcast The Scream Squad.