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Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. to play Tupac in biopic

BIG SHOES TO FILL: Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Jamal Woodard as Notorious B.I.G

BIG SHOES TO FILL: Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Jamal Woodard as Notorious B.I.G

THE HIGHLY-anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me is finally underway and the actor who’ll assume the role of the late rapper has been revealed.

Demetrius Shipp Jr. was named as the person to portray Pac on the silver screen, and was asked by producer L.T. Hutton to take on the role because of his physical likeness to the Ghetto Gospel wordsmith.

“Blessed to be in this positon,” he wrote alongside a photo of himself and co-star Hill Harper on set. “Thankful I got to start my career off working with the great legend. Appreciate you brotha 4real.”

This will be Demetrius’ first major acting job, and he’ll appear alongside Jamal Woodard, the same person who played Biggie Smalls in the biopic Notorious (2009).

BIOPIC: Tupac Shakur

BIOPIC: Tupac Shakur

Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham will reportedly play Jada Pinkett Smith.

According to TMZ, the young actor’s father also met the legendary artist during his career in the music industry.

The motion picture, which has been a controversial topic since its inception, will follow Tupac’s journey to fame and his untimely death in 1996 death

No release date has been set on the Benny Boom-directed reel.

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One thought on “Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. to play Tupac in biopic

  1. Seems to me like wants this movie to be a failure, cut Shipp some slack, he needs to build a positive energy & that starts with the support from everyone.

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