The Compton rapper says All Eyez On Me will make Notorious look like a "cartoon"
The Game has given an update on the upcoming Tupac biopic, saying that it’s “the real deal.”
Set for a November release date, All Eyez On Me – named after Tupac’s iconic 1996 album – is being directed by music video director Benny Boom and will star the previously-unknown Demetrius Shipp Jr in the lead role. Filming wrapped on the project back in April, with a short clip (which has seen been deleted) surfacing on social media at the time.
Giving the update on the film through an Instagram post, The Game also took a shot at ‘Notorious’, the lukewarmly-received 2009 biopic of the late rapper and Tupac rival Notorious B.I.G. “Tupac movie is the real deal, shit make that Biggie movie look like a cartoon,” says The Game in the below post, where he is filmed embracing and praising Boom. See the clip below.
This post follows another photo that was posted to the social media platform a few days ago of The Game with Shipp Jr. and some of the film’s other castmembers. See that below.
All Eyez On Me 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, as well as his relationship with his mother Afeni Shakur, who passed away last month.
The cast of the film also includes The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira as Afeni Shakur, Dominic L. Santana as Suge Knight, and Stefon Washington as Puff Daddy. In an intriguing twist, Jamal Woolard will reprise his role as Tupac’s rival Notorious B.I.G. from the 2009 Biggie movie, Notorious.