Jamie Hector has joined the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez On Me” and will portray Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of the rap icon.
The cast of the Morgan Creek movie, currently shooting in Atlanta, includes Danai Gurira, Kat Graham and Demetrius Shipp Jr. in the lead role.
Mutulu Shakur was an acupuncturist who set up a clinic in Harlem as well as being an advocate of black independence. He became a fugitive in 1982 when his stepson was 11, was captured four years later and convicted in 1988 of taking part in several robberies, homicides and a 1979 prison escape.
“All Eyez on Me” chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac 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.
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.
Hector co-stars in Amazon’s police procedural “Bosch” and has recurring roles on Cinemax’s “Quarry” and FX’s “The Strain.” He retweeted his casting on his @JamieHector Twitter account.
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE @jamiehector as Mutulu Shakur #alleyezonme with @lthutton @superboom… https://t.co/xlCrcBCgWz
— TAT MOVEMENT (@TupacShakurPage) January 12, 2016