Frankly, this looks pretty goddamned great.
Tupac Shakur, easily one of the most controversial and strongest voices in the history of American hip hop culture, is set to have his tragically short life documented on the big screen in the upcoming biopic ‘All Eyez on Me.’
The film, which was originally titled simply ‘Tupac,’ copped its first trailer after distributing company Lionsgate dropped it earlier this morning. And it looks extremely promising.
If nothing else, the film has certainly nailed its casting efforts, with lead actors Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Jamal Woolard the spitting images of the late Tupac and Biggie Smalls respectively.
The film focuses on Tupac’s life and career, from his upbringing in a family with deep ties to the Black Panther movement, to his untimely murder in Las Vegas in September 1996 amid a deep and bloody division of the American hip hop community.
The film was directed by prolific music video creator Benny Boom, and also stars Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohen, Dominic L. Santana as Suge Knight, and Kat Graham as Tupac’s school friend Jada Pinkett.
It’s set for a US release on June 16th. No word yet on any potential Australian release date.