The biographical drama film, “All Eyez On Me,” from director Benny Boom, will close the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on Saturday, June 17th. The closing night film is presented by Lionsgate, Codeblack Films and Morgan Creek Productions.
The film opens in theaters a day before, on June 16.
“All Eyez On Me” tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices, before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.
Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. leads the cast as Tupac Shakur. The film also stars Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”), Lauren Cohan (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”), Hill Harper (“CSI: NY” ), Jamal Woolard (reprising his role as The Notorious B.I.G. from “Notorious“), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead“), Jamie Hector (“The Wire”), and Cory Hardrict (“American Sniper“).
The film opens in theaters on June 16.
Two new clips from “All Eyez On Me” – featuring Gurira as Afeni Shakur, as well as Shipp as Tupac and Jamie Hector as Mutulu Shakur – have been released by Codeblack. Watch them below: