Read more on the upcoming Tupac Biopic film directed by Benny Boom from Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate)…
The films stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr. (Tupac), Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Dominic L. Santana, Jamal Woolard, Keith Robinson, Cory Hardrict
MPAA Rating:R (for language and drug use throughout, violence, some nudity and sexuality)
“All Eyez on Me” chronicles Tupac Shakur’s life and legacy 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.
In January Benny Boom told XXL:
“What he represents, his image and all of those things mean very different things to very different people. The kids in the struggle, he means one thing. To women, he’s like the ultimate sex symbol of hip-hop. For those activists who are [about] Black Lives Matter and those organizations, you can still pull things from Tupac lyrics that are messages of things that are happening today. He just means so much. This is why a film is being made about him. He wasn’t just a rapper.”
For those who have monitored the film’s production closely, the confirmation today represents a distinct finish line for a project once marred by setbacks. In July of last year, it was reported that the film was on hold due to a song dispute and there was a time when the production had trouble holding on to a director.
Watch the highly anticipated Tupac biopic trailer below:
All Eyez on Me raps its way into theaters on June 16, 2017