In just a few months, the cast of the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic has finished filming, putting the project in post-production mode.
According to Global Grind, the cast wrapped up the final scenes in Las Vegas earlier this week. Producer LT Hutton shared a few videos of Demetrius Shipp Jr., who portrays the late rapper, riding around with Dominic L. Santana (Suge Knight) on Instagram. The rapper was shot on the Vegas strip following his attendance to a Mike Tyson fight on Sept. 7, 1996.
Directed by Benny Boom, the story will highlight Shakur’s upbringing to his rise in hip-hop and Hollywood. Boom promised fans the biopic will highlight his family’s connections to the Black Panther party and his relationship with his mother Afeni Shakur. Speaking with Vibe in March, actor Jamie Hector (who plays the rapper’s stepfather Mutulu Shakur) discussed Danai Gurira’s portrayal of Shakur in the film.
“She [Gurira] did an amazing job so I look forward to seeing her performance, he said. “It’s a full-out expression of Afeni Shakur.”
The production team was also honored by Lawrence Weekly, the Commissioner of Clark County for their work in Las Vegas on the film.
The movie is expected to be released in September in correlation to the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death and the All Eyez On Me album.
Check out a few moments from the cast’s celebration below.