First Trailer Drops For Tupac’s ‘All Eyez on Me’ Film
Tupac would have been 45 today, so it’s only fitting the first trailer for his upcoming biopic, All Eyez On Me, would be released on his birthday.
Directed by Benny Boom and starring Demetrius Shipp Jr. (a serious doppelganger for Pac), the film will chronicle the rise, and ultimate demise, of one of the most beloved rappers in history.
Twenty years after Tupac’s death he remains one of the most influential pop culture icons of our time. Despite being murdered in 1996, his music continues to influence new generations of artists and activists who regularly channel his passion for their work.
Recently, Oakland, Tupac’s adopted hometown, even named June 16 “Tupac Shakur Day” to honor the rapper.
“Although Tupac was born in Harlem, New York City in 1971, later lived in Baltimore, Maryland, and in Marin City, California, he cherished his time in Oakland as his home, stating that he got his ‘Game’ from Oakland,” a proclamation from the Mayor’s office reads. “Tupac once said: ‘…I give all my love to Oakland, if I’ma claim somewhere I’ma claim Oakland.’”
In addition to Shipp, All Eyez On Me also stars the Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira as Afeni Shakur, the Wire’s Jamie Hector as Mutulu Shakur, Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett, and Jamal Woolard as the Notorious B.I.G.
The highly-anticipated film is scheduled to be released on November 11 to coincide the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death.