Yesterday, Lionsgate released the fourth trailer for Tupac Shakur Biopic All Eyez on Me, which will present the rise and fall of the famous rapper, and most importantly, his notorious (no pun intended) relationship with Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace.
Shakur and Wallace’s friendship and rivalry are on prominent display in the trailer, as the two are first seen interacting on stage at a concert, and are later seen discussing how to use their platform to make a change. It seems All Eyes on Me will explore more than just 2Pac’s storied career, as there are multiple scenes revolving around his upbringing and his influences.
The biopic won’t merely paint the rapper as a saint though, as there are just as many scenes showing Shakur’s flaws and errored lifestyle choices, as there are celebrating his achievements.
Not surprisingly, a lot of these scenes revolve around his relationship with Def Jam Records and Suge Knight, and how it drove a wedge between the west coast and east coast rap legends. A voiceover from his mother Afeni Shakur (Danai Gurira) tells him, “They are going to give you the tools you need to destroy yourself.”
Tupac Shakur will be played by Demetrius Shipp Jr. and seems like the closest thing to a reincarnate of the rapper since the famed hologram. Jamal “Gravy” Woolard will be reprising his role as Notorious B.I.G, after his spot on portrayal of Biggie in the 2009 film Notorious.
All Eyez on Me will be arriving in theaters on June 16, which is (not so) coincidentally 2pac’s birthday, the Rapper would have been 46 years old. For more information, be sure to check back to the site for updates, as well as the site’s official review.