(AllHipHop News) The story of Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur will be hitting the big screen next summer.
The long awaited All Eyez On Me biopic now has a release date.
AEOM producer L.T. Hutton revealed the Benny Boom-directed film will arrive on 2Pac’s birthday – June 16, 2017.
“What I’ve explained to everybody is that this won’t be a long music video. We cut a lot of that type of stuff,” Hutton told AllHipHop.com in 2014.
He added, “We know the famous Tupac. We know all that. We’re going to give you a splash of that too, but we’re spending our chips on that drama of Who is this guy? Where did he come from? Everything else is out there. You can find that, but what you can’t find is what made this guy who he is – that earlier part, 16, 17 years old.”
The movie stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Pac, Danai Gurira as Afeni Shakur, Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett, Jamal Woolard as The Notorious B.I.G, Dominic L. Santana as Suge Knight, and Erica Pinkett as Ayanna Jackson.
Earlier this year, Pinkett also spoke to AllHipHop.com about the highly anticipated motion picture.
“I know L.T. Hutton, Benny Boom, and Afeni Shakur were not going to let 2Pac’s legacy go down the drain by not telling the most genuine story,” said Pinkett. “I know this movie will be an amazing story and film. There’s so much passion behind every single person that was part of this project. I have no doubt that this will be anything less than epic and a classic.”