tupac & demetrius

Tupac Shakur & Demetrius Shipp

*We know what you’re thinking and we agree, dude is a dead ringer for Tupac Shakur.

We just hope he can act as well as he looks like late rap legend, if you get our drift.

His name is Demetrius Shipp and according to TMZ, he’s getting his big break playing 2Pac in “All Eyez On Me,” a Morgan Creek Production.

We’re told the biopic covers the rapper’s entire life, including his murder in 1996.

Production sources tell us Demetrius’ father worked in the music biz, and crossed paths with Tupac when Demetrius was a kid, and he’s been a huge fan ever since.

We’re told producer L.T. Hutton approached Demetrius to star as the rapper in no small part because of the obvious similarities. He immediately took some crash acting classes … 4 times a week.

Hmm, time will tell. Oh yeah, if you’re wondering who’s helming the film, that would be music video director, Benny Boom. “All Eyez On Me” is being shot in Atlanta where production began this past week.

tupac (demetrius on set)