Tupac Shakur Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ to Close 2017 American Black Film Festival
We are two months away before the Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez on Me, finally arrives in theaters. But movie buffs attending the 2017 American Black Film Festival will get to watch the movie a day after its release.
As you may know, the film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. who portrays the late rapper along with The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira who plays the late Afeni Shakur. Other cast members include Jamal Woolard who portrays the late Notorious B.I.G. and Kat Graham who plays 2Pac’s dear friend Jada Pinkett Smith, among many others. The film is directed by Benny Boom and produced by LT Hutton, Wayne Morris, David Robinson and James G. Robinson.
“It’s an honor to screen the highly anticipated story of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur and to support its director and ABFF alum Benny Boom," said ABFF Ventures CEO Jeff Friday in a statement.
For more information on the American Black Film Festival, head over to abff.com.
Meanwhile, Tupac Shakur will be posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday (April 7) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Friend and veteran rapper Snoop Dogg (and possible Dr. Dre) will assist in ushering 2Pac into the Rock Hall and present a special musical performance.
All Eyez on Me hit theaters everywhere on June 16.