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indiewire logo HORIZAll Eyez On Me (June 16th)

Tupac Shakur is one mammoth cultural figure that dramatized pop culture has never quite figured out how to celebrate. Almost 15 years after “Tupac: Ressurection,” “All Eyez on Me” will be the film industry’s first big stab at a scripted version of the rapper and performer’s life story. Demetrius Shipp Jr. is stepping into the role for his feature acting debut, in the same way that Jamal Woolard did as Biggie Smalls in 2009’s “Notorious” (a role he’ll reprise here). Also starring Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan and Kat Graham, “All Eyez on Me” covers Shakur’s rise and tragic death, but will also touch on his work as an activist. -SG

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