Director Benny Boom
Genre Biography | Music
Cast Demetrius Shipp Jr, Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Jamal Woolard
Release Date June 16th, 2017 (Tupac's Birthday)
All Eyez On Me is a biopic chronicling the polarizing life of the late rapper Tupac (2Pac) Shakur. The film is directed by Benny Boom, who has directed a few films and various music videos for high profile rappers including 50 Cent. The film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr as Tupac and will also include Jamal Woolard as Biggie Smalls, who played him in the film Notorious which chronicled the life of Biggie Smalls (Notorious B.I.G.). Check out the trailer for the highly anticipated film below.
Ted Takes Fun Facts, All Eyez on Me:
- Demetrius Shipp Jr.'s father produced "Toss It Up" for Tupac's "The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory" album.
- Jamal Woolard also portrayed The Notorious B.I.G. in Notorious (2009).
- Rappers EDI Mean and Young Noble from Tupac's group the Outlawz are playing themselves; the rest of the group are played by actors.
- John Singleton was originally attached to direct the film, but the studio and Singleton couldn't agree on how Tupac was to be portrayed in the film. Singleton eventually left the project completely but has since stated that he still hopes to make his own film about Tupac on his own terms some day. He was also the only director to have Afeni Shakur's full blessing to tell her son's story.
Check out the intense new trailer below!!