Hollywood perfected the biopic template with dozens of movies based on the lives of famous country, pop, and rock musicians. Now, that template has reached hip-hop and it continues to work like a charm. Following in the footsteps of 2009’s Notorious and 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, All Eyez on Me looks to bring the life of rapper Tupac Shakur to the big screen. Despite the shift in genre, this movie looks very much like a cousin of movies like Ray and Walk the Line, for better and for worse.
So let’s take a look at the new trailer, shall we?
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Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by Angie Han
It took a while for Morgan Creek to get the ball rolling on that Tupac Shakur biopic, but as of now we’re just a few months away from finally seeing it in theaters. Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment has scooped up the rights to All Eyez on Me and set it for a summer release. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
Music biopics seem to be everywhere at the moment. Already this year we’ve seen Born to Be Blue (Chet Baker), I Saw the Light (Hank Williams), Miles Ahead (Miles Davis), Elvis & Nixon and the controversial Nina (as in Simone). And as of today we’re making room for yet another, the long-gestating Tupac Shakur movie All Eyez on Me.
Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays the late rapper, who rose to become one of the most iconic musicians of his generation before getting gunned down at age 25. Benny Boom directed. The first All Eyez on Me trailer has just dropped, on what would have been Shakur’s 45th birthday. Watch it below.
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Posted on Monday, December 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
Morgan Creek has spent the past several years developing a Tupac Shakur biopic, without a lot to show for it. But nothing sparks creative progress like a looming deadline, and so with the clock running out on the music rights, the project is finally making some big strides.
Earlier this month All Eyez on Me found a new director in Benny Boom, and now it’s found a new lead as well, in relative newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. In addition, Jamal Woolard has been set to play the Notorious B.I.G. Get more details on the Tupac Shakur biopic casting, and see the first photos of Shipp on set, after the jump. Read More »