Watch a snippet of forthcoming Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’
The film is due out later this year.
Getty A short clip of Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me has been posted online.
The cast finished filming earlier this month, wrapping up the final scenes of the film in Las Vegas. The rapper was shot on the Vegas strip in 1996 after attending a Mike Tyson fight.
Although the project is currently still in post-production, a snippet of footage has been shared on Instagram. A very brief recording shows Demetrius Shipp Jr., who plays the lead role, talking to press outside of a courthouse.
The impassioned speech that Shipp gives is taken word-for-word from an interview Tupac gave during the proceedings of his 1993 sexual assault case.
Directed by Benny Boom, the film will chart Shakur’s life from his upbringing to his rise in hip hop and Hollywood. It will also touch on the icon’s connections to the Black Panther party and relationship with his mother Afeni Shakur.
The cast includes The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira as Afeni Shakur, Dominic L. Santana as Suge Knight, and Stefon Washington as Puff Daddy. Jamal Woolard will also reprise his role as Notorious B.I.G. from the 2009 Biggie movie, Notorious.
The long-awaited movie is expected to hit cinemas in September in time for the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death and the ‘All Eyez On Me’ album.