Danai Gurira to Star in 2Pac Biopic
All Eyez On Me, the anticipated Tupac biopic, is still shaping its cast, but major players are in order with newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. taking lead as the West coast rapper, and Jamal “Gravy” Woolard reprising his role as the Notorious B.I.G.
Next on the casting roster is Pac’s mother, Black Panther activist Afeni Shakur.
The star tapped to portray Ms. Shakur is The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira. The emerging actress has already accumulated a wide fan base due to her sword-swinging talents on the gritty zombie apocalypse drama series.
Gurira will transform into the complex woman who played a vital role in Tupac’s political and social awareness, which ultimately led to him becoming a significant figure in hip-hop culture.
Ms. Shakur is an executive producer on the project, while Benny Boom takes on directorial duties. The film is slated to focus on Tupac’s life, growth into a polarizing entertainer and his untimely 1996 death.