Last night, the California native paid some major homage to Pac.
Barring any setbacks, the long-awaited All Eyez On Me biopic is slated to land in movie theaters on 2Pac’s birthday.
Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to the Morgan Creek Entertainment film that follows the life of the iconic 1990s rapper and has set it for release on June 16, on what would have been Shakur’s 46th birthday. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Recently, director Benny Boom defended casting Hollywood newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. for the flick.
“I feel like I definitely got the right actor to play Tupac,” he said of Hollywood newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. “It was important to get an unknown [actor] so people can lock into him and his performance versus any sort of baggage that another actor would bring,” Douglas revealed. “This role is just too important for hip-hop culture to mess it up.” (Page Six)
Back in September, Shipp talked about portraying the late music star and what fans should expect.
“It’s not even comparing that, because it’s 2Pac, and this is a global star and icon. This is one of the biggest biopics that will ever be done. Next to Michael Jackson, you know what I’m saying? As far as the people in the world that’s respected and loved when it comes to entertainment and as big as Pac, it’s Mike… 2Pac, Elvis or something like that?” (Complex)