Watch the new trailer to "All Eyez on Me," a forthcoming biopic on Tupac Shakur.
Tupac Shakur, the legendary rapper and one of Baltimore School for the Arts’ most famous former students, died 20 years ago today in a Nevada hospital after a drive-by shooting. The unsolved homicide, which cut short an influential and promising life at 25, remains one of hip-hop’s darkest chapters in the genre’s young history.
“All Eyez on Me,” an upcoming biopic, looks to capture the complicated life of Shakur, and today, a new trailer hit the internet. Watch it above. (Warning: It contains explicit language and imagery that might not be suitable for work.)
Directed by Benny Boom (whose career began as a music video director; he also directed the 2009 comedy “Next Day Air), “All Eyez on Me” stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the magnetic and controversial rapper. Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”) plays actress Jada Pinkett, who befriended Shakur as classmates at BSA.
The film — which also stars Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”) and Jamal Woolard (“Notorious”), among others — does not yet have a release date.