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We now know who will be playing Afeni Shakur in an upcoming Tupac biopic. Deadline reports that The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira will star as the political activist responsible for mothering one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Danai, who plays Michonne on the popular AMC zombie show, will begin filming her scenes in Atlanta in the coming weeks. All Eyez on Me, already in production, also stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr., Keyshia Cole and Hill Harper. Afeni Shakur is one of the film’s executive producers and Benny Boom is directing.

In an additional casting tidbit, HipHollywood has also learned that Jamal Woolard will reprise his role as Christopher Wallace, a role he previously played in the 2009 film, Notorious.

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