By: CHRIS MENCH Source : www.complex.com
Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of Tupac Shakur. Considering his life is the subject of the upcoming biopic All Eyez on Me, the filmmakers decided to release the second teaser for the film early Tuesday morning. Demetrius Shipp Jr. takes on the role of the iconic rapper, who is seen throughout the trailer in various stages of his life.
The dramatic clip takes on everything from Tupac’s incarceration to his political activism to him being called out by Vice President Dan Quayle. Although it clocks in at under two minutes long, the trailer gives a pretty solid overview of what the movie is going to look like and is sure to get fans even more hyped about the film.
Shipp talked about his role in the movie with XXL back in March and noted how honored he was to be playing the iconic rapper. “I have to say that I’m a very passionate person, a person that’s very driven on integrity and my beliefs,” he said. “I believe there’s definitely a similarity there. Just getting into the character, I fell in love with who he was. It was common things that were brought together with me and him, our childhood. It was a crazy thing to be able to do it.”
Other stars in the film include Jamal Woolard as The Notorious B.I.G., Grace Gibson as Faith Evans, Danai Gurira as Afeni Shakur, Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Stefon Washington as Puff Daddy. The Benny Boom-directed All Eyez on Me still does not have a firm release date according to a rep of the film. Until it comes, you can check out the new trailer in the video above.
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