The long-awaited Tupac biopic film is about to be here–finally. And the trailer was released today, June 16th–what would have been the slain rapper’s 45th birthday.
The minute-long teaser includes footage of star Demetrius Shipp, Jr.’s Shakur performing on stage before being arrested by the police and the FBI. A voiceover by his mother Afeni Shakur (played byDanai 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.”
Shipp appears near the near the end of the teaser trailer, saying, “If they kill me, I want the people to know the real story.”
“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.
The film is produced by James G. Robinson and David C. Robinson of Morgan Creek Productions, along with L.T. Hutton. It will be distributed by Open Road Films.
Tupacx was killed in Las Vegas by never-identified shooter in 1996.