West Coast rapper Game is ready to give the long-awaited 2Pac biopic, All Eyez On Me, its own Academy Award this week.
New footage has surfaced of Game co-signing the project and claiming it outshines late rapper Biggie Smalls’ 2009 flick, Notorious.
“Eh, I’m proud of the homie Benny Boom. I’m proud for Pac – I’m proud for being from the West Coast,” Game said. “That 2Pac movie is the real deal. Sh*t make that Biggie movie look like a cartoon. I don’t mean no [disrespect] but hey. That’s what it is, homie.”ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER ADVERTISEMENT
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“Walking Dead” actresses Danai Gurira and Lauren Cohan joined the growing cast earlier this year.
Earlier this week Danai Gurira signed on to play Afeni Shakur in the film, and now she’ll be joined by Lauren Cohan, who’s best known for her role as Maggie on AMC’s hit zombie show. Cohan will portray Leila Steinberg, an early mentor of Tupac. Benny Boom is directing All Eyez, which stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the influential hip-hop artist. Production is underway on the movie, which does not yet have a release date. (Entertainment Weekly)
Former “The Wire” actor Jamie Hector will play Pac’s stepfather in the big screen project.
Jamie Hector has joined the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez On Me” and will portray Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of the rap icon. Mutulu Shakur was an acupuncturist who set up a clinic in Harlem as well as being an advocate of black independence. He became a fugitive in 1982 when his stepson was 11, was captured four years later and convicted in 1988 of taking part in several robberies, homicides and a 1979 prison escape. (Variety)
TV actress Kat Graham will portray Pac’s celebrity friend Jada Pinkett Smith in the flick.
Kat Graham will portray Jada Pinkett Smith in the Tupac Shakur movie “All Eyez on Me,” Variety has learned exclusively. Smith and Shakur were high school classmates at the Baltimore School for the Arts and remained friends before his 1996 murder. The film is currently shooting in Atlanta. (Variety)
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