With production underway for Tupac’s highly-anticipated biopic All Eyez On Me, details have surfaced little by little on the film’s synopsis. Now, the actor who’ll assume the role of the late rapper has been revealed.
Demetrius Shipp Jr. was named as the person to portray Pac on the silver screen, and was asked by producer L.T. Hutton to take on the role because of his similar features with the “Ghetto Gospel” MC. TMZ reports that Shipp’s father also met the legendary artist during his career in the music industry.
This will be Shipp’s first major acting job, and he’ll appear alongside Jamal Woodard, the same person who played Biggie Smalls in the biopic Notorious (2009).
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The motion picture, which has been a controversial topic since its inception, will highlight Tupac’s road to being your favorite artist’s favorite artist to his 1996 death in Las Vegas, Nev.
There’s no release date just yet on the Benny Boom-directed reel.