The trailer comes on the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death
A new trailer for Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me has been released.
The latest clip from the forthcoming film, starring Demetrius Shipp Jr. in the lead role, comes on the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death.
Directed by music video director Benny Boom, 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 in May.
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.
Filming wrapped back in April, with castmember The Game later speaking on Instagram, saying that the “Tupac movie is the real deal, shit make that Biggie movie look like a cartoon”.
All Eyez On Me was originally due for release in September, but will now not be out until later in the year due to a licensing dispute.