The life of Tupac Shakur has long been immortalized in the minds of hip-hop heads since his untimely death more than 20 years ago.
Later this summer, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films will bring ‘Pac’s story of rising stardom to life on screen with the biopic All Eyez on Me. The film, written by Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft and named after ‘Pac’s seminal fourth studio album, follows the life of the young visionary from his adolescent days in Harlem to his move to the West Coast and his relationship with Suge Knight and Death Row Records.
As the movie tracks ‘Pac’s domination of the music industry and sees a live reenactment of the East Coast/West Coast war that would eventually claim his life, viewers will see depictions of the key players in ‘Pac’s come-up: Afeni Shakur, Jada Pinkett, Suge Knight, Dr. Dre and The Notorious B.I.G. of course.
Just as ‘Pac’s life story has been years in the making, so has this film.
“I hope it will shed some light on Tupac’s story, the humanity of Tupac and bring clarity to the folklore that has become Tupac,” Boom said.
As the flick inches towards its release date, Lionsgate has shared several trailers for the movie showing off the all-star cast including Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac, Danai Gurira as ‘Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, Kat Graham as ‘Pac’s childhood crush Jada Pinkett and Jamal Woolard as Biggie Smalls.
Before All Eyez on Me hits theaters on June 16, check out these exclusive on-set photos from the film in the gallery above.