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Keep Your Eyez on Tupac Shakur’s Biopic

23 June 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Hip-hop fans are hoping “All Eyez on Me,” the upcoming film about rapper Tupac Shakur’s life, will go where the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” was unable to, and crack the Academy’s nomination committee. (After widespread critical acclaim, 2015’s “Compton” secured a single nomination for best original screenplay.) Read: “4 Fabulous Ensemble Casts That Elevated Studio Films in 2015” Starring newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the West Coast rapper who was gunned down in 1996 at the height of a wildly successful career, the trailer touches on the artist’s popularity, his run-ins with law enforcement, and alludes to his eventual demise. Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”), playing his mother, Afeni Shakur, narrates the first look at the anticipated film. “Like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back,” she says between echoing lyrics from “Ambitionz Az a Ridah,” released on his fifth album the same year 2pac was killed. »

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Ed Ulbrich Named to Lead Strategic Alignment of Deluxe Visual Effects

20 June 2016 5:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Former Digital Domain CEO Ed Ulbrich has been named president and general manager, Deluxe Visual Effects.

In his new role at Deluxe, Ulbrich will lead efforts to align Deluxe’s visual effects companies Method Studios and Iloura.He will also drive and grow Deluxe Vr, a unit leading the creation of virtual and mixed reality experiences for entertainment, communications and commerce. (Deluxe vfx companies also include Encore Post, and Rushes, but those companies will remain under separate leadership.)

“We’re trying to kick things up a notch,” Ulbrich told Variety, saying the opportunity to unify and align Deluxe’s diverse visual effects companies was one of the things that excited him about the post. “There is just so much depth and capability,” he said. “To me, it was obvious. … Imagine if you took all these pieces and parts and they could function collectively as one. That is a pretty formidble offering in the marketplace. »

- Lamarco McClendon and David S. Cohen

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Ed Ulbrich Named to Lead Strategic Alignment of Deluxe Visual Effects

20 June 2016 5:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Former Digital Domain CEO Ed Ulbrich has been named president and general manager, Deluxe Visual Effects.

In his new role at Deluxe, Ulbrich will lead efforts to align Deluxe’s visual effects companies Method Studios and Iloura.He will also drive and grow Deluxe Vr, a unit leading the creation of virtual and mixed reality experiences for entertainment, communications and commerce. (Deluxe vfx companies also include Encore Post, and Rushes, but those companies will remain under separate leadership.)

“We’re trying to kick things up a notch,” Ulbrich told Variety, saying the opportunity to unify and align Deluxe’s diverse visual effects companies was one of the things that excited him about the post. “There is just so much depth and capability,” he said. “To me, it was obvious. … Imagine if you took all these pieces and parts and they could function collectively as one. That is a pretty formidble offering in the marketplace.”

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- Lamarco McClendon and David S. Cohen

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First trailer released for Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me

17 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In celebration of the late rapper’s birthday, Morgan Creek Productions revealed the first official teaser trailer for November’s Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me. Despite only being a minute long, the teaser gives viewers both a glimpse at newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. as 2Pac and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as his mother, Afeni Shakur. See it here…

2Pac, who has sold over 75 million records worldwide and earned his spot in history as one of the greatest musical artists of all time, would have been 45 years old if he were alive today. Unfortunately, he was killed in a September 1996 drive-by shooting, a murder that remains unsolved to this day.

Some of Shakur’s most well-known and widely acclaimed songs include “California Love,” “Changes,” “Only God Can Judge Me,” “Hit Em Up” and “Dear Mama.”

The cast of All Eyez on Me also includes Jamal Woolard, who will »

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'All Eyez On Me': Tupac Shakur Movie Gets Riveting First Trailer

16 June 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Tupac Shakur was one of the most influential musical artists in history. Even now, twenty years after his death, he is seen as one of the seminal icons of hip-hop. It was inevitable that a film would be made chronicling his life and legacy, and that's exactly what we're getting in this film from music video director Benny Boom. The movie stars Demetrius Shipp in the lead role as Tupac Shakur, and I have to say, the resemblance is uncanny.

Check out the trailer below!

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Watch: First Teaser for Benny Boom's 'All Eyez on Me' Tupac Biopic

16 June 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Above all else, to thine own self be true. Now, let me see your spirit." Open Road has debuted a teaser trailer for the biopic All Eyez on Me, which profiles the life of successful American rapper Tupac "2Pac" Shakur. The trailer has been released on what would've been Shakur's 45th birthday, and teases some of the scenes we'll see from his life. Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays the late musician, who became one of the most accomplished rappers before he was killed in a drive by shooting at the age of 25. The title of a film is the same as Tupac's fourth album, regarded one of his best. There are some cool shots in this, could be good. Here's the first teaser trailer for Benny Boom's film All Eyez on Me, found on YouTube: A chronicle of the life of rapper Tupac Shakur. Originally titled just Tupac, the film »

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All Eyez On Me (2016) Teaser Trailer: Demetrius Shipp Jr. Brings Tupac Shakur to Life

16 June 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

All Eyez on Me Trailer Benny Boom‘s All Eyez on Me (2016) teaser trailer stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Kat Graham, and Annie Ilonzeh. All Eyez on Me‘s plot synopsis: “A chronicle of the life of rapper Tupac Shakur…who rose to become one of the most iconic musicians of his generation before […] »

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All Eyez on Me Trailer Celebrates the Legacy of Tupac Shakur

16 June 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If he had not been killed in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting in 1996, iconic rapper/actor Tupac Shakur would be celebrating his 45th birthday today, June 16. In honor of his birthday, the first teaser trailer has been released for All Eyez on Me, the upcoming Tupac biopic set to hit theaters on November 11. This footage gives us our first look at Demetrius Shipp Jr., who makes his feature film debut portraying Tupac Shakur. And man, you might believe Tupac himself has been resurrected!

All Eyez On Me centers on the life of the charismatic yet controversial artist. Rapper, poet, actor and political activist, Tupac shot to fame with 2Pacalypse Now, lauded for its seminal underground vibe and still an inspiration for major artists today. Tupac's politically charged lyrics, inspired by his parents' activism as Black Panthers in the 60s & early 70s, condemned governmental intrusion in black communities. Tupac's increased participation in the East Coast-West Coast Rap rivalry became well documented and avidly followed by his fans. The trailer debuted on radio personality Big Boy's Neighborhood's Instagram.

On September 7, 1996 he was gunned down on a street corner in Las Vegas, where he died 6 days later. His murder was never solved. The supporting cast includes Danai Gurira as Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, Katerina Graham as actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who grew up with Tupac in Baltimore, Lauren Cohan as Leila Steinberg, Annie Ilonzeh as Kidada Jones, Dominic L. Santana as Death Row Records founder Suge Knight and Jamal Woolard as Notorious B.I.G. The movie will hit theaters November 11, going up against Universal's Almost Christmas, Sony's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, 20th Century Fox's Rules Don't Apply and EuropaCorp's Shut In.

Benny Boom (Next Day Air) signed on to direct last year, with production forced to get away quickly. If filming hadn't started by the end of 2015, the production company Morgan Creek would lose Tupac Shakur's music rights, which will revert back to his mother, Afeni Shakur. Principal photography got started at the end of December, with Afeni Shakur herself on board as executive producer.

Afeni Shakur was a political activist and an active member of the Black Panther party, who raised her son to be an avid reader and a political mind that influenced his rap music. This past May, Afeni Shakur passed away at the age of 69, unable to see the film completed and in theaters. With this September marking the 20th anniversary of Tupac's death, we'll have to wait and see if this biopic has any plans to honor his life, alongside his mother's, this fall. In related news, Big Boy's Neighborhood reveals that Sprite will continue their "Obey Your Verse" campaign with cans that will feature lyrics from Tupac Shakur. While we wait for more on this biopic, take a look at the first trailer for All Eyez On Me below. »

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Happy Birthday Tupac Shakur – ‘All Eyez On Me’ Teaser Drops On Iconic Rapper’s B-Day

16 June 2016 10:56 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tupac Shakur would  have been 45-years old today if the legendary rapper  hadn't been gunned down in Las Vegas in September 1996. To celebrate the ‘California Love’ artist’s birthday, the Benny Boom directed and long- in-the-making biopic All Eyez On Me dropped its first teaser today. Just 1-minute long, the first look pulls no punches with Tupac’s mother’s voice heard warning him "like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back.” The Danai Gurira played Afeni Shakur… »

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Trailer for Tupac Shakur Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ Released on Rapper’s Birthday

16 June 2016 10:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The intense first trailer for the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me” has been released on what would have been the rapper’s 45th birthday.

The minute-long teaser includes footage of star Demetrius Shipp, Jr.’s Shakur performing on stage and being arrested by the police and the FBI. A voiceover by his mother Afeni Shakur (played by Danai Gurira) tells him, “Like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back. They are going to give you the tools you need to destroy yourself.”

Shipp appears near the near the end of the teaser trailer, saying, “If they kill me, I want the people to know the real story.”

The cast of the Morgan Creek movie, filmed earlier this year in Atlanta, includes Lauren Cohan, Kat Graham, and Jamie Hector. “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.

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 C. Robinson of Morgan Creek Productions, along with L.T. Hutton. It will be distributed by Open Road Films.

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Tupac Shakur Gets a Biopic in First Trailer For ‘All Eyez on Me’

16 June 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Thanks to the success of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which earned over $200 million worldwide last year, the long-gestating biopic on Tupac Shakur aka 2Pac was quickly set into motion, with production kicking off last December. Titled All Eyez on Me, based on his 1996 album, the first teaser trailer has now arrived.

Directed by Benny Boom (who has helmed music videos for Nas, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg, and many more, and scripted by Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft, the trailer does an ideal job at teasing the rise and downfall of the artist. Portrayed by uncanny lookalike Demetrius Shipp, Jr., it looks like a strong spin-off of sorts from F. Gary Gray’s film. Check out the teaser below on what would have been Shakur’s 45th birthday.

All Eyez on Me will likely premiere later this year.

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‘All Eyez On Me’ Teaser Trailer: Tupac Stays True To Thine Own Self In New Biopic

16 June 2016 8:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The upcoming music biopic “All Eyez On Me” follows the life of rapper Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp, Jr.), from his humble beginnings to his professional success and cult personality to his tragic demise by a fatal drive-by shooting. Today would be Shakur’s 45th birthday, so it’s only appropriate that the first teaser trailer for “All Eyez On Me” would drop today of all days. In the trailer, Shakur’s mother Afeni Shakur (Danai Gurira) explains to her son over voiceover, “This ain’t just about you. Like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back. They are going to give you the tools that you need to destroy yourself. So above all else, to thine own self be true. Let me see your spirit.” Watch the trailer above.

Read More: Danai Gurira Will Play Afeni Shakur in Tupac Biopic

After a troubled pre-production phase in which many directors shuffled in and out of the project, music video director Benny Boom eventually took the reigns. The rest of the cast includes Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”), Annie Ilonzen (“He’s Just Not That Into You”), Dominic L. Santana (“Dead Heist”), Jamal Woolard (“Notorious”). It’s produced by Morgan Creek Productions and distributed by Open Road Films.

All Eyez On Me” is set to be released on November 11th.

Read More: Jamie Hector Joins Growing Cast of Tupac Shakur Biopic

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First Tupac Biopic Trailer Hints At The Tragedy To Come

16 June 2016 8:08 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Watch the first teaser trailer for the Tupac Shakur biopic, 'All Eyez On Me.' »

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First Tupac Biopic Trailer Hints At The Tragedy To Come

16 June 2016 8:08 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Watch the first teaser trailer for the Tupac Shakur biopic, 'All Eyez On Me.' »

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Trailer: Tupac Biopic "All Eyez On Me"

16 June 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first trailer has been released for "All Eyez on Me," the long-gestating Tupac Shakur biopic which has hit on what would've been the late rapper's 45th birthday.

Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays Shakur who who rose to become one of the most iconic musicians of his generation before getting gunned down at age 25. Benny Boom helms the film adaptation which also stars Jamal Woolard as Biggie Smalls, Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett, Annie Ilonzeh, Dominic L. Santana, and more. The movie opens this Fall.

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Tupac Shakur Biopic Releases First Trailer on Rapper’s 45th Birthday (Video)

16 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The first teaser trailer for the Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyez On Me,” has been released on what would have been the rapper’s 45th birthday. The clip that went online Thursday shows a police raid as well as Demetrius Shipp Jr. appearing as the legendary rapper in front of thousands of fans. The teaser trailer was posted to the Instagram account of radio show “Big Boy’s Neighborhood,” and features the voice of Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”), who plays Shakur’s mother, Afeni. Also Read: Afeni Shakur Davis, Rapper Tupac's Mother, Dies at 69 “This ain’t just about you, »

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First Trailer for Tupac Shakur Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ Arrives!

16 June 2016 7:59 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Here’s a first teaser-trailer for Morgan Creek’s upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me,” which stars Demetrius Shipp Jr playing Tupac. He’s joined by Danai Gurira as Afeni Shakur, Dominic L. Santana as Suge KnightAnnie Ilonzeh as Kidada JonesGrace Gibson as… Continue Reading → »

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First Teaser for Tupac Shakur Biopic All Eyez on Me Arrives

16 June 2016 7:53 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The first teaser trailer has arrived for Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me, featuring Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Tupac's mother. »

- Stephen Silver

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Watch Tupac Shakur Rise to Fame in 'All Eyez on Me' Biopic Trailer

16 June 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me traces the cold reality of the fallen hip-hop forebear, and his rise from poverty to the highest echelon of fame. The film will be released on November 11th, just a couple months after the 20-year anniversary of the icon's assassination on the corner of East Flamingo and Koval in Las Vegas.

Music video veteran Benny Boom takes the director's seat on the biopic, sprinkling contemporary rap songs like Nicki Minaj's "Beez in the Trap" and Waka Flocka Flame's "Hard »

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Find Out The Real Story In The First Trailer For Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’

16 June 2016 6:42 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After years and years in development, with lots of false starts, legal battles, and a rotating list of directors (Antoine Fuqua, Carl Franklin, and John Singleton among them) it’s hard to believe that not only did the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez On Me” get in front of cameras, that the first trailer is actually […]

The post Find Out The Real Story In The First Trailer For Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

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