Lauren Cohan has joined the cast of the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez On Me” and will portray an early mentor for the iconic musician.
The cast of the Morgan Creek movie, currently shooting in Atlanta, includes Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Jamie Hector and Demetrius Shipp Jr. in the lead role. “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
Cohan will play Leila Steinberg, who met Shakur in 1988 when he was 17 and became his first manager. The two later founded the Microphone Sessions writing workshop.
“All Eyez on Me” 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.
Cohan is best known for portraying Maggie Greene on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and recurring roles on “The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural.”