Danai Gurira Joins Tupac Shakur Biopic
The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira has joined the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me as Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur.
Currently shooting in Atlanta, Demetrius Shipp Jr. is playing the rap legend, while Jamal Woolard plays Biggie Smalls. Music video/commercial director Benny Boom is helming the film.
Shakur died in 1996 from gunshot wounds. He has sold over 75 million albums, and early versions of the script followed his rise and fall, from hip hop superstar to imprisonment and the East Coast-West Coast rap war.
The film's title comes from his fourth album, that came out early in 1996.
Gurira has been starring as Michonne on The Walking Dead for four years now, and is represented by UTA and Suskin Management.