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Tupac Shakur Biopic Set for June Release by Lionsgate

Lionsgate has set a June 16, 2017 release for the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me,” on what would have been the rapper’s 46th birthday.

All Eyez on Me” stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr., in his first movie role. The cast of the Morgan Creek movie, filmed last year in Atlanta, includes Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Dominic L. Santana, Jamal Woolard, Keith Robinson, and Cory Hardrict.

“All Eyez on Me” chronicles the life and legacy of the late Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist and actor, his imprisonment, and his time at Death Row Records.

“All Eyez on Me” is directed by Benny Boom from a script by Ed Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft and  Steven Bagatourian. The film’s title is taken from Shakur’s fourth studio album, which was released in early 1996 and sold 10 million of the 75 million in total sales of Shakur’s albums.

The rapper was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996. He was 25 years old. His life (and death) have been the subject of at least a dozen documentaries. He was recently portrayed by Marcc Rose in 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton.”

“All Eyez on Me” is produced by James G. Robinson and David C. Robinson of Morgan Creek Productions, along with L.T. Hutton. It was to be distributed by Open Road Films but Lionsgate said Tuesday that it had acquired domestic distribution rights.

“All Eyez on Me” will open against Disney’s “Cars 3” and Sony’s comedy “Rock That Body.”

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