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Producer Of Tupac's 'All Eyez On Me' Biopic Shares Update On Film's Release Status

The official release date is coming soon.

Fans remain patient as they await the inevitable release of All Eyez On Me, the highly-anticipated biopic set to depict the life of Tupac Shakur. November was the suspected month for the film's debut, but producer L.T. Hutton took to Instagram to post an update on the movie's status, stating that the Hollywood film industry will not taint the biopic.

"This 10 years of blood sweat and tears was the hardest thing I have done in my life but I took on the fight and got it done!!!!" he writes. "2Pac wrote his on story and I made this film in his voice !!!! It's about 2Pac not about me not a company not about a director!!!! Tupac point blank!!!" Hutton added that an official release date was never announced.

LET ME JUST SAY THIS !! THERE IS WAY MORE TO PUTTING OUT A FILM THAN JUST SAYING WHAT'S THE RELEASE DATE WHERE IS THE TRAILER!! HOLLYWOOD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO MESS THIS FILM UP! SO THAT MEANS AS LONG AS IT TAKES! THE NEGATIVE BULLSHIT PEOPLE CAN DO ALL THE LAME ASS INTERVIEWS THEY WANT AND CAN'T MESS THIS FILM UP !! THIS 10 YEARS OF BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS WAS THE HARDEST THING I HAVE DONE IN MY LIFE BUT I TOOK ON THE FIGHT AND GOT IT DONE !!!! FOR THE CULTURE!!!!! THE FILM WILL SAY IT ALL !!!! 2PAC WROTE HIS ON STORY AND I MADE THIS FILM IN HIS VOICE !!!! IT'S ABOUT 2PAC NOT ABOUT ME NOT A COMPANY NOT ABOUT A DIRECTOR !!!! TUPAC POINT BLANK !!! A LOT OF PEOPLE WORKED VERY HARD ON MAKING THIS HAPPENED AND STILL WORKING THIS HOLLYWOOD SHIT GONE SOMEBODY WHOLE MOUTHPIECE KNOCKED OFF !!!!!!! THIS IS REAL NOT A GAME!!! SUPPORT OR DON'T THE REAL WILL !!!! #alleyzeonmemovie #2pac #tupac #mo

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Since the film's trailer was revealed earlier this year, the biopic has received praise from those fortunate enough to view an early screening, including Diddy and The Game. The actor who plays the "Dear Mama" rapper, Demetrius Shipp Jr., also praised the turnout of the film once he wrapped the on-screen portrayal.

"RIP to Tupac Shakur, you're a Black Pioneer and a Hero to our people and culture," he wrote. "I hope my performance pays tribute and gives insight to your life and most of all "Spark the brain."

And that's a picture wrap. Still can't believe what my life has become and is becoming. Not too long ago it was just struggle, stress and trying to figure it all out. Now I just wrapped up a feature film and I'm the star,  and not just any movie, the life of Tupac, CRAZY. 2015 threw every curveball possible in the midst of preparation to get this role. Thank God for giving me what I needed to keep going and blessing me with the role. Thank you to all the crew and cast, man yall helped make this experience unforgettable  4real. I've made some life long friendships within this film and can't wait til we're all together again at the premiere. R.i.p to Tupac Shakur,  you're a Black Pioneer and a Hero to our people and culture. I hope my performance pays tribute and gives insight to your life and most of all "Spark the brain"

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You believed in me from the start fam. Forever grateful for this opportunity you gave me. Thank you and much love.

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Soon come.#worththewait

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