It’s about time for another musical biopic, especially because it has been a few years since Straight Outta Compton. It turns out that this one won’t be leaving Compton either. Tupac Shakur’s career is about to steal the spotlight with All Eyez On Me, named after the rapper’s last album (while he was alive). Marcc Rose will be reprising his role, as he cameoed as 2Pac in Straight Outta Compton. The casting in totality looks pretty damn close to the original players, but there’s no doubt Rose was destined to play 2Pac (and apparently will be doing that for a while).
It looks like the film will cover the time period of high racial tension that encompassed Compton in the 90’s, as well as ‘Pac’s relationship with his mother (both inspirations for his greatest hits). Speaking of which, Danai Guirra will be portraying Ms. Shakur, as if I needed any other reason to see it. The trailer also teased that it would stretch to the end of his life. But we’ll have to wait and see. Check out the trailer:
All Eyez On Me will be premiering on June 16th.