A trailer for Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyez on Me” has been released today which would have been the late rapper’s 45th birthday.
In the clip, Shakur’s mother, Afeni, is heard saying “This ain’t just about you. Like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back. They are going to give you the tools that you need to destroy yourself.”
“All Eyez on Me” chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur aka 2Pac, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist and actor, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East Coast/West Coast rap war.
The title of the movie comes from his hit 1996 fourth studio album by the same name. Shakur was shot multiple times on September 7, 1996 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, and died six days later.
The biopic stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the legendary rapper, and Jamal Woolard as Shakur’s friend turned rival, rapper Christopher Wallace, AKA The Notorious B.I.G.
Originally titled “Tupac,” the upcoming biological drama is directed by music video director, Benny Boom, who replaced John Singleton after her walked out on project as the director.
The biopic also stars Danai Gurira as Afeni, Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Jamie Hector, and Annie Ilonzeh.