All Eyez on Me is the biopic of Tupac Shakur, finally realized in the wake of Straight Outta Compton’s success. And this NSFW trailer is ferocious…
Today also happens to be the 20th anniversary of Shakur’s untimely death in Las Vegas. This doesn’t seem to have the same prod value as Straight Outta Compton. Or something, I’m not sure. There just seems to be something off about the way the film looks, or maybe it’s the unusual trailer structure.
What doesn’t look off is Demetrius Shipp Jr., who plays the late superstar. In some scenes, the resemblance between Shipp and Shakur is uncanny.
All Eyez on Me is directed by Benny Boom, a music video director making his feature debut. Alongside Shipp is Danai Gurira, Dominic L. Santana as Suge Knight, Jamal Woolard reprising his Notorious role as Biggie Smalls (a rap biopic shared universe!), Harold House Moor as Dr. Dre, and Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett. There is no premiere date attached at the moment, but after this trailer it shouldn’t be long before we get some release dates.