(AllHipHop News) Morgan Creek films’ Tupac Shakur biopic is being directed by Benny Boom. The anticipated feature, All Eyez On Me, has recently cast Danai Gurira, to portray the legendary lyricist’s mother, Afeni Shakur. Currently filming is underway in Atlanta. Gurira is set to join Demetrius Shipp, JR , who has been chosen to play 2Pac, this according to Deadline.
On the small screen, Danai who stars in The Walking Dead has received demonstrative praise for bringing to life, Michonne. The acclaimed actress will now be challenged to convey that same fervor in her début feature film. Afeni Shakur possesses the entrenched complexity of a Black Panther, political activist, and mother. In addition, Ms. Shakur is also an executive producer on this project. This may serve to help Gurira absorb some of Afenia’s characteristics.
Covering such subjects as the now infamous East Coast / West Coast feud, the tenure at Death Row Records, the controversial imprisonment, and prolific rise to stardom as a Hip-Hop MC and respected actor, the film All Eyez On Me has the opportunity to be a poignant biopic.
The question is will Danai Gurira stand out?