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Tupac Biopic Completed/Director Dishes On Details

Published: Monday 18th Apr 2016 by That Grape Juice_
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The wait is finally over!

A Tupac biopic “All Eyez On Me” starring Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the revolutionary rapper is well on its way.

After losing two previous directors John Singleton and Carl Franklin, it seemed as though a film chronicling the “Do For Love” rapper’s career would never see the light of day.

That’s all about to change, and we could see the film as early as September of this year.

Veteran music video director Benny “Boom” Douglas has taken over as director of the project and aims to have its release coincide with the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death. Speaking to Billboard, the director revealed he wants the movie to be as authentic as possible stating:

“We’re starting from before he was born. His parents were Black Panthers. You see the struggles of his youth, his relationship with his mother, father figures that were in and out of his life, and what he ­developed into as a man from that. It humanizes him.”

On how the film will address the subjects of police brutality and race:

“[Racism] is a vicious cycle, and Tupac was a victim of that; he witnessed police brutality. It’s not just a biopic about a musician: It’s about a revolutionary. It’s the story of a martyr, someone who died for his cause.”

On how the success of “Straight Outta Compton” opened the door for “All Eyez On Me.”

“Straight Outta Compton kicked open the door for us. It let us know we can make our film the way we want to.”

On respecting Tupac’s legacy:

“It’s America — you can say anything you want, but that doesn’t make it true.”

“I wouldn’t be involved if the respect wasn’t paid. This is an icon of our ­generation, and I’m here to tell his story.”

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  1. HALF AMAZIN April 18, 2016

    Lord please don’t get this wrong

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 18, 2016

      Ik! This can either go really right or really left

  2. Anne April 18, 2016

    Wow, a biopic that begins even from birth and actually covers childhood! It’s about time! That’s been my major disappointment with most biopics, they tend to start in the middle of the story or at the point of fame with little to no build up/background. I hope they don’t flash back and forth. For once I’d like to see a life story told in chronological order from the beginning to present and/or death without flashing back and forth.

    • Anne April 18, 2016

      Meant even from ‘before’ birth–so glad they are including the story of his parents.

  3. DIABETIC STROKE April 18, 2016

    It lowkey annoys me that BIG got a REAL biopic B4 Tupac did when Tupac died FIRST if memory serves me correctly. But at the same time BIGGIES MOVIE was excellent. It gets better everytime i watch, very complex & throughal depiction of biggies existance. I just hated that Tupacs character looked NOTHING lije Tupac. Which brings me to this (tupacs) biopic. That guy in the pic looks just like TUPAC so im very excited i know it will be just as good if not better than Biggies. Jayz is next! Though hes still not hiphop legend more like hiphop royalty since hes still alive b u t i doubt biggie nor tupac wuld have reached Diddys or Jays mogul status.

  4. DIABETIC STROKE April 18, 2016

    If i culd wish any pasted musician back to life (pick just 1) it wuld be Tupac. Just the idea of Tupac & Bey saying Hello to eachother! Much less collaborating.

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 18, 2016

      Jay n Pac had beef . So I highly doubt that would’ve happened lol

      • flawda April 18, 2016

        They probably would of moved passed the beef as they got older. Pac was on the verge of leaving Death Row at the time, which is who instigated all that beef.

  5. © Centurion (YEW KNOW I got the SAAAWWWWSE… Yew know I’m SAAAAAUUUU$$$$$$YYYYYY) April 18, 2016

    Work is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the NINTH week in a row. 🎈🎈🎈

    • Vandrea April 18, 2016

      …which has absolutely nothing to do with this article. Go attention-seek elsewhere, please.

      • Pink April 18, 2016

        OOOP!

  6. Pink April 18, 2016

    I can’t wait!

  7. No favs, just here for the music April 18, 2016

    He looks good for the part so hopefully this doesn’t suck lol!

  8. Taqui Arandi April 19, 2016

    WHILE I 100% believe the know how to is way more important than the Look like, This dude probably LOOKS as close to Pac as can be… I just hope he studied Acting and understood the dichotomy of 2pac vs Tupac Shakur

  9. Tran uk anti bloper honioey love but it okay girl April 20, 2016

    Sound great

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