TV actress/singer Kat Graham is reportedly the latest Hollywood diva to land a role in the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me.
According to new reports, the 26-year-old will portray Pac’s celebrity friend Jada Pinkett Smith in the flick.
Kat Graham will portray Jada Pinkett Smith in the Tupac Shakur movie “All Eyez on Me,” Variety has learned exclusively. Smith and Shakur were high school classmates at the Baltimore School for the Arts and remained friends before his 1996 murder. The film is currently shooting in Atlanta. (Variety)
Reports this week revealed TV star Danai Gurira would take on the role of Pac’s mother Afeni Shakur.
EXCLUSIVE: As soon as her samurai sword-swinging Michonne character entered The Walking Dead, it was clear Danai Gurira would be an actress to watch. Now, she’s gotten a major feature role: she’ll play Afeni Shakur in the Morgan Creek Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me. She joins a film that is already underway in Atlanta, with Open Road distributing. The film is directed by Benny Boom, and Demetrius Shipp Jr plays Tupac. (Deadline)
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Hollywood actor Demetrius Shipp, Jr. recently talked about being compared to Pac throughout his teenage years.
“For a long time now, since high school,” Shipp said when asked how long he has been referred to 2Pac in real life. “I got called Pac all throughout high school, at jobs, I worked at Target, they used to call me Pac. It ain’t nothing new. My favorite song, music, [my father] produced ‘Toss It Up.’ My favorite joint is probably ‘Shed So Many Tears.’ [Do I believe the conspiracy theories?] Nah, I don’t believe in none of that.” (TMZ)
Reports last week claimed a hacker had stolen the biopic’s script.
A production company behind an upcoming biopic about hip hop artist Tupac Shakur acknowledged on Wednesday that the film’s script was among those allegedly peddled by a Bahamian man who was arrested for hacking celebrities’ email accounts. Alonzo Knowles, 23, is being held without bail after a Tuesday appearance in Manhattan federal court on criminal copyright infringement and identity theft charges. (NBC News)