Diehard 2Pac fans can start the All Eyez On Me countdown. The highly-anticipated biopic’s latest trailer has landed online.
In the new trailer, a fictionalized Suge Knight, Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, Afeni Shakur and more make cameos.
Last month, rap veteran Game co-signed All Eyez On Me star Demetrius Shipp Jr.‘s portrayal of the late hip-hop icon.
“To play 2Pac, to do a movie on 2Pac, we as the fan or the consumer or the moviegoer watching it, you looking for any flaw. I’m gonna tell you that homie that did it, is really, he’s murking it. Shout-out to Met, Demetrius. He killed it. When the movie first came on, it’s not Pac per se, himself. So you’re a little critical. You’re like, ‘Let me see.’ And I’m talking about 10 minutes in, it switch. Then by the time the movie ends, you forgot you weren’t watching Pac. That’s how much he dug into that role. They did a really good job with that movie.”
Barring any setbacks, All Eyez On Me is slated to arrive in theaters on Pac’s birthday.
Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to the Morgan Creek Entertainment film that follows the life of the iconic 1990s rapper and has set it for release on June 16, on what would have been Shakur’s 46th birthday. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Recently, director Benny Boom defended casting Hollywood newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. for the flick.
“I feel like I definitely got the right actor to play Tupac,” he said of Hollywood newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. “It was important to get an unknown [actor] so people can lock into him and his performance versus any sort of baggage that another actor would bring,” Douglas revealed. “This role is just too important for hip-hop culture to mess it up.” (Page Six)