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Tupac Shakur rises to fame in first trailer for biopic 'All Eyez on Me'

By Wade Sheridan

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- The life and times of famed rapper Tupac Shakur is coming to the big screen in a new biopic entitled All Eyez on Me.

A teaser trailer released Thursday, on what would have been Shakur's 45th birthday, features the music legend rising to fame to become one of the most famous hip-hop stars of all time.

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Starring newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. in the feature role, All Eyez on Me, directed by music video veteran Benny Boom, also stars Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett, Stefon Washington as Puff Daddy, Dominic L. Santana as Suge Knight, Jamal Woolard as The Notorious B.I.G. and Walking Dead star Danai Gurira as Shakur's recently deceased mother Afeni Shakur.

"Son this ain't just about you. Like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back," Afeni is seen saying to her son in the clip as he deals with issues of racism and police brutality.

The film is set for release on Nov. 11, and will mark the 20th anniversary of Shakur's death. The legendary West Coast rapper was famously shot on Sept. 7, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and died from his injuries six days later. The shooter was never caught.

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