Kat Graham
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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.

“All Eyez on Me” chronicles the life and legacy of Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist and actor, his imprisonment and his time at Death Row Records. The film is directed by Benny Boom and stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr. as Tupac and “Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira as Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur.

The film’s title is taken from Shakur’s fourth studio album, which was released in early 1996. The film is produced by James G. Robinson and David Robinson of Morgan Creek Productions along with LT Hutton.

Shakur’s mother Afeni Shakur serves as executive producer.  The film will be distributed by Open Road.

Graham can currently be seen on CW’s “The Vampire Diaries.” She released her debut album “Roxbury Drive” and will be releasing new music in the spring. Graham is also executive producing dance drama “From the Top” for the CW with Warner Bros TV.

Graham  is repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and the law firm Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro & Shulman.

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