Tupac Shakur Biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’ Gets Teaser On Rapper’s 45th Birthday
The trailer for Tupac Shakur’s biopic was released Thursday on what would have been the rapper’s 45th birthday.
Our first glimpse of the highly anticipated film “All Eyez On Me” comes from the Instagram account of radio show “Big Boy’s Neighborhood.” It features a voice over narration from “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira, who plays Shakur’s mother in the movie.
“This ain’t just about you,” the woman who plays Shakur’s mother says in the trailer. “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. Above all else, to thine own self be true.”
“Now, let me see your spirit.”
Though he is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, Tupac has not had a biopic yet because of several failed attempts.
Even “All Eyez On Me” underwent a rocky pre-production process, with several directors such as Antoine Fuqua, Carl Franklin and John Singleton joining and then departing the project. In addition, the movie has had to struggle with a legal issue between film company Morgan Creek and Shakur’s mother.
After the rights reverted back to Shakur’s estate in 2014, veteran music video director Benny Boom was secured to helm the film.
“All Eyez On Me” is scheduled to be released on Nov. 11.