New All Eyez On Me Trailer Revealed
Hip-hop biopics are pretty hot right now. Not long after the huge success of Straight Outta Compton, audiences will now be gifted with the biopic of one of the legends of the West Coast, Tupac Shakur, with All Eyez on Me. The latest All Eyez On Me trailer has just been released online this week, with newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. playing the iconic rapper.
This will certainly start his career off to a big bang. The movie’s director Benny “Boom” Douglas told Page Six last year that it was very important that the film star an unknown actor.
“I feel like I definitely got the right actor to play Tupac,” Benny Boom said of Demetrius, who does happen to look a lot like Pac. “It was important to get an unknown [actor] so people can lock into him and his performance versus any sort of baggage that another actor would bring. This role is just too important for hip-hop culture to mess it up.”
The film was in development for nearly 10 years before Douglas stepped into the director’s chair, after John Singleton and Carl Franklin had already walked away from the project.
Check out the official synopsis for the film down below.
“All Eyez On Me tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.”
Watch The All Eyez on Me Trailer Below:
All Eyez On Me, directed by Benny Boom, stars newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr., along with Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard, Jamie Hector, and Danai Gurira. The movie hits theaters June 16, 2017, just in time for Pac’s 46th birthday.
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