So, the first official teaser for All Eyez on Me, the upcoming Tupac Biopic, is here, and it came out of nowhere.
The teaser trailer is just that; it barely scratches the surface of enough to really audit the film and its merits. We here a voice-over of what appears to be Tupac’s mother, a lot of people cheering and shots of the character without showing his face, and then you realize why.
Now, I’ve seen Straight Outta Compton and I thought the actor cast to play the famous rapper, Marcc Rose, looked just like Tupac. But the star of All Eyez on Me, Demetrius Shipp Jr, looks just like Tupac!
But, of course, I must mention that even if you have the look, you have to have the chops. Shipp looks like Tupac, but can he be Tupac? I would rather have acting over looks any day, so hopefully our lead is ready to play.
All Eyez on Me is still filming apparently and is set for release on November 11.
So what do you think? Are you excited for All Eyez on Me? What’s your favorite musical biopic? Let me know!
-Kyle A. Goethe