And Demetrius Shipp Jr. Couldn’t Look More Like the Rapper.
The Instagram page for Big Boys Neighborhood, an LA-based radio station, has posted the teaser trailer for the Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me. And this looks promising, especially the uncanny resemblance Demetrius Shipp Jr. has to the late rap superstar.
Here is the trailer:
Today would have been Tupac’s 45th birthday. Hopefully, this won’t follow the standard rise and fall and rise and rinse and repeat formula that’s plagued recent biopics like I Saw the Light or Miles Ahead.
Benny Boom directed All Eyez on Me, and outside Shipp Jr. in the titular role the film stars Danai Gurira, Kat Graham (as Jada Pinkett, oddly enough), Annie Ilonzeh, Jamal Woolard as Biggie, and Dominic L. Santana as Suge Knight.
All Eyez on Me has some prime real estate this fall with a November 11 release date. Perhaps that means the studio is banking on this being something worth our time.