|Demetrius Ship, Jr. plays 2Pac in upcoming biopic 'All Eyez On Me'|
This week, Complex obtained an exclusive first look at the much-anticipated Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me.
Per Complex: “In this new All Eyez On Me trailer, we get to really see how Pac lived. From his friendship (and eventual feud with) The Notorious B.I.G. to his no-holds-barred demeanor when it came to dealing with the media to the flash and the cash of being one of rap's biggest superstars, it's all laid out for us. There are glimpses of the infamous Quad Studios shooting in 1994, the scuffle he got into during the Mike Tyson/Bruce Sheldon fight in Las Vegas, and the drive-by that ultimately ended his life. From the highest highs to the lowest lows, All Eyez On Me appears to deliver all sides of 'Pac.”
When it was first announced that Demetrius Shipp, Jr. would be portraying the illustrious ‘Pac, the uncanny resemblance was striking. However, that striking resemblance is taken up several notches in the trailer where Shipp embodies Tupac’s essence so much, I had to double-take. It’s also nice to see the crossover from the Biggie biopic, Notorious with Jamal Woodard reprising his role of the Bad Boy 90s king. And of course, the towering appearance of the infamous Suge Knight (Dominic L. Santana) was very effective.
Shipp described the much-hyped flick as "one of the biggest biopics of all time.”
The film will give us an inside look at 'Pac's life, his star-studded career, and his tragic death in September of 1996. Along with Woodard’s Biggie encore portrayal, the cast features Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett-Smith, Stefon Washington as Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Danai Gurira as ‘Pac’s mother Afeni Shakur, and more.
All Eyez On Me is set to be released on Friday, June 16, 2017 (aka Pac's 46th birthday)! For the very eager fans, you can cop your advanced tickets via Fandango!