Watch a New Trailer for the Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’
The All Eyez on Me team seem to have their dates firmly circled. The biopic depicting the life and death of Tupac Shakur debuted its first trailer back in June on what would have been the rapper's 45th birthday, and now the second look at the film comes on the 20th anniversary of his death, a new clip released on Tuesday (Sept. 13).
In the one minute, 42 second clip, Danai Gurira of The Walking Dead, who plays Pac's mother, Afeni, can be heard saying some of the same lines that were featured in the first trailer, cautionary words about the bullseye on her son's back and how he has been given the tools to see out his own demise. The trailer opens however with a new piece of Audio, Pac, who is played by Demetrius Shipp, Jr. referring to then Vice President Dan Quayle. "Cops kill innocent black folk every day and Quayle’s coming after me?," he says. "But I’m used to people coming at me. This shit been happening my whole life."
What follows is a haunting array of images from Pac's life, ominous tones playing as we see Pac's iconic Thug Life tattoo through an orange prison jumpsuit, FBI raids and gunfire exchanged in the street.
Back in July, production hit a snag as a dispute over the rights to "Ambitionz as a Ridah" arose, Tha Dogg Pound’s Daz Dillinger claiming to own the rights to the track as he produced the instrumental for the song.
The Tupac documentary Resurrection was released on Nov. 14, 2003 under the supervision of Afeni who is listed as an executive producer for the biopic, though she sadly passed in May.
Check out more on Tupac Shakur's life and legacy at XXL's special 20th anniversary tribute hub below.
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