All Eyez On Me is a biopic of the legendary hip hop artist, poet and actor Tupac Shakur. The film chronicles the life of Shakur – from his humble beginnings to his rise as one of the widely revered artist with all fame, to his imprisonment and finally a violent demise. The film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Shakur while Jamal Woolard will reprise his role of The Notorious B.I.G. (Tupac’s former friend turned rival) as in the 2009 film Notorious.
The film is directed by Benny Boom and Produced by LT Hutton. As the mystery behind his murder still continues, it would be interesting to see the rise of this great artist on big screen, who eventually created a huge fan base in just a five-year recording career. Recently, on April 7, 2017, Shakur was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. All Eyez On Me is hopefully would be a tribute to what this artist was all about.
Demetrius Shipp, Jr. plays Tupac Shakur in All Eyez On Me movie.
Tupac Shakur was a prominent face of resistance and outlaw spirit. His upbringing and profound influence from the Black Panther Party, in which his parents were active members, had great impact on his writings with revolutionary tone and underground feel.
As described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – ‘Beyond his popularity, Tupac Shakur is one of the most complex figures to emerge from hip-hop – really, to emerge from any art form. He was the definitive hip-hop anti-hero, Tupac wrote lyrics that spark conversations about rap, race relations, and young black men in America today.’
In a recording career tragically cut short after just five years, Tupac Shakur sold over 75 million records worldwide, with All Eyez On Me and his Greatest Hits collection both surpassing the ten million sales mark. Since his murder in 1996 at the age of 25, Tupac’s legend and impact have continued to expand across the globe. He has become an international symbol of resistance and outlaw spirit, an irresistible contradiction, a definitive rap anti-hero. [Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]
Watch the Movie Trailer – All Eyez on Me
All Eyez On Me will be released in United States on June 16, 2017.