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).
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.