All Eyez on Me, the long-gestating biopic of rapper Tupac Shakur, is finally on its way to theaters.
Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. rights to the Morgan Creek Entertainment film that follows the life of the iconic ’90s rapper, and has set it for release June 16 — the day that would have marked Shakur’s 46th birthday.
The film chronicles his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and controversial time at Death Row Records. Shakur sold more than 75 million records worldwide, with his fourth studio album, 1996’s All Eyez on Me, selling more than 10 million copies. Shakur, who was killed in Las Vegas at the age of 25, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7 this year.
Benny Boom directed the film, which stars newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Shakur. Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Dominic Santana, Jamal Woolard, Keith Robinson, Lauren Cohan and Hill Harper also star.
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