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The Tupac biopic is finally taking shape and the latest casting news makes for a very promising production.

Entertainment Weekly reports Danai Gurira has been cast to play Tupac’s mom, Afeni Shakur, in the upcoming film, All Eyez On Me.

Walking Dead fans are quite familiar with Danai as the fearless sword slinging heroine Michonne on the hit AMC show and  now we’ll see another side of her on screen as she plays the mother to Demetrius Shipp Jr.’s Pac.

According to EW,  All Eyez on Me will “chronicle Tupac’s rise to stardom as a hip-hop artist and actor, his imprisonment for sexual assault, his time at the controversial label Death Row Records, and his involvement in the East Coast-West Coast rap feud of the 1990s.”

While we still don’t have a release date for the project, production is currently underway in Atlanta under the direction of Benny Boom. Jamal Woolard, star of Notorious, will once again reprise his role as Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, for the film.

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