All Eyez on Me
'Vampire Diaries' star Kat Graham has joined the cast of director Benny Boom’s Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me. Graham will play Shakur’s longtime friend, actress Jada Pinkett in the film. Demetrius Shipp Jr. is set to play Tupac Shakur aka 2Pac, while Jamal Woolard will reprise the role of East Coast rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who he played in the 2009 film Notorious.
Release Date: TBA, 2016
Studio: Open Road Films
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Director: Benny Boom
Screenwriter: Ed Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft
Cast: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kat Graham, Jamal Woolard, Hill Harper, Danai Gurira
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
"All Eyez on Me" chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur aka 2Pac, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist and actor, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East Coast/West Coast rap war.
The title of the movie comes from his hit 1996 fourth studio album by the same name. The double album earned a diamond certification (ten times platinum) from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) 18 years after its release. An inspiration to millions, Shakur was shot multiple times on September 7, 1996 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, and died six days later.