Production on the long-in-the-works Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez On Me” has been underway in Atlanta for the past month. After three directors, two lawsuits and some bad press, the long-awaited film looks like it's finally going to see the light of day.
If the addition of Benny Boom in the director’s chair wasn’t enough proof, or the daily info that reels out of the Instagram page of L.T. Hutton, a music producer and former A&R at Ruthless Records and Interscope, then it’s the ever-growing casting announcements.
Just last month, newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr., who bears a striking resemblance to the “All Eyez On Me” rapper, was casted in the lead role of Shakur. Days later, “top choice” Jamal Woolard, who starred in 2009’s “Notorious,” joined the team to reprise his role of The Notorious B.I.G.. Since then, several additions have been made into the anticipated biopic, including the roles of Afeni Shakur, Jada Pinkett Smith, Suge Knight, Mutulu Shakur, and most recently Lelia Steinberg.
James G. Robinson and David Robinson will be producing the film for Morgan Creek, alongside Program Pictures' LT Hutton. Afeni Shakur is executive producer. Benny Boom will serve as director.
For a rundown of who's playing who, here's a list of all the names casted in "All Eyez On Me":
Tupac Shakur: Demetrius Shipp Jr.
The Notorious B.I.G.: Jamal Woolard
Afeni Shakur: Danai Gurira
Jada Pinkett Smith: Kat Graham
Mutulu Shakur: Jamie Hector
Suge Knight: Dominic L. Santana
Lelia Steinberg: Lauren Cohan
The Outlawz: E.D.I. Mean and Young Noble
One..two.. Three and 2 tha Foe #snoopdoggydogg and #DrDre🎶🎶 On set @2pacmovie with #YoungSnoop as #SnoopDog and #iamabeliever all I have to say.. People You are Truly going to Love and Respect what they are doing with this Project @2pac Movie. #RealPacFans will be reminded of so many unforgettable moments as well as learn things you never knew about Pac.. This is One Story that Millions have been waiting for.. And this Movie is going to make you Love and Miss 2Pac even more.. They will Always be some Haters! #M.O.B because the Breathe #Envy -Tupac Shakur @lthutton @boomlife @dshippjraeome @2pacmovie #instantclassic #outlawz4life #fbf and Super Shout out to The Dr. @drdre one Of The Greatest Producers in History.. Not just hip hop. His contributions to Music Are #Legendary and sometimes overshadowed.. Dr. Dre is a Pioneer as well as Musical Genius and it was a pleasure and Blessing to play someone that I have always #Respected and #admired. And word on set.. Was I did a Pretty Dope Dre💯🙌🏾 even down to His Laugh! But get Ready for A #GreatFilm and Amazing story.. It's 2Pac!! Anything else is NOT acceptable. #outlawz4life
Dr. Dre & Snoop Doggy Dogg: Harold House Moore and Jarrett Ellis (left to right)
Some dummies think he dont look like #snoopdogg you must be smoking crack, PCP and chronic all and dust all in one. I think most of you was in special Ed with some of the opinions on looks or things. Will update ya on who he is asap, Wow! Daz son look just like him #tupacmovie #alleyezonme is coming so is #A1HIPHOP .com
Daz Dillinger: Azad Arnaud
Soooo family, friends and fans if you haven't had enough reason to see the most anticipated #AllEyesOnMeMovie #TupacMovie here's another one... #PuffDaddy I'm so blessed to be apart of history! This Movie is gonna b one for the ages, an instant classic! Thank you Benny Boom, LT Hutton. #Diddy A small part of an amazing movie, but one I cudnt b more proud of
Puff Daddy: Stefon Washington (right)
Faith Evans: Grace Gibson
Mopreme Shakur: Jermel Howard
Kidada Jones: Annie Ilanzeh
TREACH & QUEEN LATIFAH! I want to introduce yall to my homie @khadijac2 who is playing the one and only QUEEN LATIFAH!!! She blessed us with the presence of Queen Latifah. Yall aint ready for what she did man!!! It was a awesome experience to see her embody Queen Latifah. The chemistry we had when we freestyled was crazy! #flavorunit was in full effect. @illtowninc @triggertreach @queenlatifah #alleyezonme #alleyezonmemovie #tupacmovie #tupac #tupacshakur #movie #losangeles #atlanta #hiphop #rap #2016 #actor #actress #set #treach #triggertreach #queenlatifah #history #2pacmovie #2pac #newjersey #naughtybynature #love #blessed #god #faith #swag #cool #happy
Treach & Queen Latifah: Rayan Lawrence and Khadijah Copeland
Yaki Kadafi: Courtney James
Haitian Jack: Cory Hardrict
T.T Davis: James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond (left)