On what would have been Tupac Shakur’s 45th Birthday, it seems Pac may be gone, but his legacy is well and truly living on.
Today the internet saw the first official trailer for what looks set to be an epic biopic on the legend titled, ‘All Eyez On Me’, named after Pac’s final live studio album released in 1996 before he was shot dead in September of the same year.
The first Hollywood blockbuster telling the story of one of the most influential rappers of all time was originally announced back in 2011 but now, after finally beginning shooting last year, we have a glimpse into the movie and a release date of November 11th — the 20 year anniversary of the legendary rapper’s murder.
It’s brief, but it’s poignant, including a voiceover from Danai Gurira as Tupac’s mother Afeni (who died in May), and a few glimpses of Demetrius Shipp as Tupac.
The film, directed by music video veteran Benny Boom, sees Danai Gurira as Tupac’s mother Afeni (who sadly passed away in May), Jamal Woolard (who played Notorious B.I.G. in the 2009 film ‘Notorious’) as Biggie and Demetrius Shipp as Tupac.
The Game was treated to a private advanced screening of the film over the weekend and offered the following review (watch below): “Tupac movie is the real deal,” he said. “Shit make that Biggie movie look like a cartoon.”