A lot of visuals have been released/leaked from the upcoming Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me that didn’t quite live up to the buzz the film has been garnering.
Now, however, an official trailer has dropped, and it just may redeem the film’s reputation for those itching to see the iconic rapper’s life on screen.
Quite possibly the most thrilling to date, the 2-minute trailer finally gives audiences a clear idea of how the slain rappers life will be handled and the pivotal moments the film will cover, like his time in jail and life-altering first meeting with Suge Knight.
Then there’s Demtrius Shipp Jr.’s performance. While he doesn’t sound EXACTLY like Pac, it’s clear he’s able to deliver the same swag, personality and emotion Pac was known for.
Fans will also get a glimpse at some of the people who were instrumental in the rapper’s life and how they will be portrayed in the film like his stepfather Mutulu Shakur, played by Jaime Hector, Jada Pinkett Smith, played by Kat Graham and rival rapper Biggie Smalls, played by Jamal Woolard.
But what may be the most chilling are the infamous scenes leading up to Pac’s death in Las Vegas, including his fight with Orlando Anderson and the faithful stop at the light on East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane, just off the strip.
Directed by music video veteran Benny Boom, the film traces Tupac’s life from street activist to artist with revolutionary aspirations to embattled superstar losing his way. Check out the new trailer below.
All Eyez On Me hits theaters June 16.