It’s legendary rapper Tupac’s birthday. He would have been 45 today. In honour of the occasion, the studio has released a trailer for the upcoming biopic All Eyez On Me.
The minute-long video gives us a glimpse into what we can expect from Demetrius Shipp, Jr. (who stars as 2pac). Jamal Woolard, who portrayed Notorious B.I.G. in the 2009 film Notorious, will reprise his role. A voiceover by his mother Afeni Shakur (played by Danai Gurira) tells him, “Like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back. They are going to give you the tools you need to destroy yourself.”
The Game was treated to a private advanced screening of the film over the weekend and offered a review: “Tupac movie is the real deal,” he said. “… make that Biggie movie look like a cartoon.”
All Eyez on Me is directed by Benny Boom. The film’s title is taken from Shakur’s fourth studio album, which was released in early 1996.