The upcoming music biopic “All Eyez On Me” follows the life of rapper Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp, Jr.), from his humble beginnings to his professional success and cult personality to his tragic demise by a fatal drive-by shooting. Today would be Shakur’s 45th birthday, so it’s only appropriate that the first teaser trailer for “All Eyez On Me” would drop today of all days. In the trailer, Shakur’s mother Afeni Shakur (Danai Gurira) explains to her son over voiceover, “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. So above all else, to thine own self be true. Let me see your spirit.” Watch the trailer above.
After a troubled pre-production phase in which many directors shuffled in and out of the project, music video director Benny Boom eventually took the reigns. The rest of the cast includes Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”), Annie Ilonzen (“He’s Just Not That Into You”), Dominic L. Santana (“Dead Heist”), Jamal Woolard (“Notorious”). It’s produced by Morgan Creek Productions and distributed by Open Road Films.
“All Eyez On Me” is set to be released on November 11th.