Here's a first look at the new Tupac Shakur biopic
Wading into the always shaky music biopic genre, a new trailer for All Eyez On Me has given us our first proper look at the film based on the life and times of Tupac Shakur.
In the clip, Tupac's (portrayed by Demetrius Shipp, Jr.) early life is highlighted with words from his activist stepfather Mutulu Shakur (Jamie Hector) who says: "You must stand for something. You must live for something, and you must be willing to die for something."
Later, Tupac stands with the Notorious B.I.G. (portrayed by Jamal Woolard, who also played Biggie in Notorious... a pretty terrible biopic). "We got a big platform," he tells Biggie. "Use that platform to make change."
While we remain skeptical, there's at least one person who thinks it's going to be decent, with rapper and cast member The Game taking to Instagram to say: "Tupac movie is the real deal" and the "s**t [that] make that Biggie movie look like a cartoon."
That's that, then.
Releasing in U.S cinemas 16 June, a UAE date is yet to be confirmed.