A brand-new trailer for the Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’ was released on Sept. 13, the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s tragic death. In the trailer, Tupac battles police violence, fights for his life, and gets an ominous warning from his mother. Click to WATCH!
The trailer starts out with Tupac, played by 27-year-old Demetrius Shipp Jr., slamming Dan Quayle in front of a roaring crowd. “Police kill innocent black folk every day and Quayle’s coming after me?” Tupac says as instances of police brutality flash across the screen. “But I’m used to people coming at me. This sh*t been happening my whole life.”
The most shocking moment of the trailer is when Tupac’s mother, Afeni, played by The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira, 38, seems to be foreshadowing her son’s death as she issues a haunting warning. “They are going to come after you and everything you love!” Afenia yells at Tupac. “They are going to give you the tools that you need to destroy yourself.”
The teaser follows Tupac as he gains fame and fortune. New enemies surface as he becomes one of the biggest rappers in the world. “Loyalty is everything,” Tupac tells Notorious B.I.G (Jamal Woolard).
Tupac also finds himself at the center of violence. Bullets and guns are all over the place in the almost 2-minute teaser. One of the final moments of the teaser features Tupac and Suge Knight (Dominic L. Santana) riding in the car together. As we all know, Tupac was fatally shot four times while riding along Las Vegas Boulevard after watching the Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson boxing match on September 7, 1996. He died a few days later on September 13. Tupac was only 25 years old when he died.
The trailer also features a glimpse of Kat Graham, 27, as Jada Pinkett, now 44, who had a very close relationship with the rapper. All Eyez On Me also stars Stefon Washington as Diddy, now 46, Annie Ilonzeh, 33, as Kidada Jones, now 42, Lauren Cohan, 34, as Leila Steinberg, now 54, Grace Gibson, 25, as Faith Evans, now 43. The movie does not have a release date yet.
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