The first look at the Tupac Shakur biopic has been released on the late rapper's 45th birthday.
Opening with his mother Afeni Shakur (The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira) giving advice to her son, the All Eyez on Me teaser features Tupac’s early life in East Harlem and Baltimore and foreshadows the tragedy that couples his monumental success in the hip-hop game. “This ain’t just about you. Like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back," she says. "They are going to give you the tools that you need to destroy yourself.”
All Eyez on Me is the long awaited biopic of the West Coast rap legend, starring relatively unknown actor Demetrius Shipp Jr as Tupac, who was fatally shot in Las Vegas back in 1996. The film has been trapped in development for years with several directors dropping their names from the project. His mother Afeni, who served as the film's executive producer, passed away last month. She was 69-years-old.
Watch the full teaser for All Eyez on Me above. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on November 11, 2016.
Join our new commenting forum
Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies