For the past year, we have been hearing rumors and bits of info here and there about the biopic “All Eyez on Me”on the legendary Tupac Shakur being in the works. Since the news circulated, actors like Adrian Arthur and Marcc Rose have been seen depicting the icon in films like Straight Out Of Compton and Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le and now this summer we’ll get to witness Demetrius Shipp Jr at the front line (who auditioned for the role in 2011 AND who’s dad produced Tupac’s song “Toss It Up” ). According to Varierty, the film company Lionsgate picked up the biopic and decided that they will be releasing the film this year on the late artist’s birthday, June 16th.
The legend who was inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame just last month is responsible for a major influence in Hip Hop and in music in general(no question), an activist in the game who wanted change and elevation for the world, an authentic artist with passion of various realms, and overall one of the most important people of the 20th century.
This movie which is named after the very successful album, will be a mashup production from James G. Robinson, David C. Robinson of Morgan Creek Productions, and the well respected L.T. Hutton who was responsible for multiple projects from Death Row Records . Being that there is a great cast and production for the film, this could be one of the most important films of this year and most importantly a film that Tupac would appreciate.
Check out the interview between Big Boi and Demetrius below as well as a teaser from the film below.