Summit Entertainment’s All Eyez On Me has received it’s first set of clips. It’s been 20 years since the sudden death of rap and cultural icon Tupac Shukar, whose legacy has not just continued, but grown since that day in 1996. With the first film chronicling his life now just on the horizon, four new clips have been released to give fans a better look at what kind of film All Eyez On Me will be. Biopic’s are a very hard thing to take on, and with it being about none other than Tupac, let’s hope the filmmakers were able to get it right.
The trailers so far for the Benny Boom biopic have been surprisingly strong, for myself anyway. I have never been the biggest fan of rap music in general, but I’m always into a biopic that features an interesting story and characters, and that’s exactly what this film has. The question has always been, “who killed Tupac?” While the film may not answer that question, it may lead to more answers while also giving fans of his music even more looks at his life.
I don’t know much about the director or writers, but the cast has some very strong talent in it. Both Danai Gurira and Lauren Cohan of The Walking Dead have big roles as Tupac’s mother and Leila Steinberg, the woman who discovered Tupac. Being a fan of The Walking Dead (more of the earlier seasons), I’m enjoying seeing these actors and actresses take roles in film. Cohan was last seen as Bruce Wayne’s mother in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and we’ll next see Gurira in Marvel’s Black Panther.
Check out the new clips below and after you do, let me know what you think of them in the comments. Did they reveal anything? Are they keeping the people’s interest? Boom’s All Eyez On Me will be released on June 16th, 2017 and stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac and Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett.
Chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.