Written by Sharee Silerio

A few days ago, an extended sneak peek of All Eyez On Me, the biographical film about rapper, activist, actor, artist and poet Tupac Shakur was released.

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In it, Tupac and Jada Pinkett Smith share a tender moment as best friends.

The film, directed by Benny Boom, features first-time actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac, Kat Graham as Jada, Jamal Woolard as Notorious B.I.G. and more.

Tupac is one of my favorite music artists. His raw lyrics, storytelling skills and passion are unmatched. It will be sad to watch his great rise and the end of his life in a matter of two hours.

From his early days in New York City to his evolution to stardom, legal troubles and powerful voice, it will be interesting to see the beginning and middle of the cultural icon’s life.

Hopefully the film accurately grasps his legacy, while adding to its impact.

Based on this extended clip, which was presented at the MTV Movie Awards, it appears that Shipp and the writers took care to embody Shakur’s presence and creative skill. Take a look below.

All Eyez On Me opens in theaters on Friday, June 16.

Are you a Tupac fan? Do you plan to see AEOM next month?
Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-based freelance writer, Film and TV writer-producer, and blogger. When she isn’t creating content for The Root or The St. Louis American, she enjoys watching drama/sci-fi/comedy movies and TV shows, writing faith and self-love posts for SincerelySharee.com, relaxing with a cup of chai tea, crafting chic DIY event décor, and traveling. Review her freelance portfolio at ShareeSilerio.com then connect with her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.