Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me gets teaser trailer
Just in time for what would have been the late rapper’s 45th birthday, a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me has been released.
The tense clip, which was posted to the Instagram account of radio show Big Boy’s Neighborhood, features a voiceover from The Walking Dead starDanai Gurira, who plays Shakur’s mother, Afeni, in the upcoming film. “This ain’t just about you. Like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back. They are going to give you the tools that you need to destroy yourself,” she says, a somber version of “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” plays in the background as scenes showing a chanting crowd, an FBI raid, and the rapper performing onstage flash by. “Above all else, to thine own self be true. Now, let me see your spirit.”
All Eyez On Me endured a troubled pre-production phase that saw a revolving door of directors, including Antoine Fuqua, Carl Franklin, and John Singleton, enter (then exit) the project, on top of a legal battle between film company Morgan Creek and Afeni. The rights to the biopic reverted back to Tupac’s estate in 2015, and the film secured veteran music video director Benny Boom to helm the project. All Eyez On Me was partiall filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed production in Las Vegas in April.
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In addition to Gurira, newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr. stars in the film as the music icon, who was killed in a 1996 drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. The trailer also introduces Dominic L. Satana as Suge Knight and recording artist Maino as one of Tupac’s associates, Walter “King Tut” Johnson.
Watch the new teaser trailer for All Eyez on Me in the video above, ahead of the film’s planned Nov. 11 release date.