Demetrius Shipp as Tupac in "All Eyez on Me"

Demetrius Shipp as Tupac in “All Eyez on Me”

*The first teaser trailer for the long-awaited biopic of Tupac Shakur “All Eyez on Me” surfaced today, on what would have been Shakur’s 45th birthday.

Released through the Instagram of Los Angeles radio jock Big Boy, it’s the first look at the film since footage of star Demetrius Shipp portraying Pac in a reenactment of the rapper’s 1994 courthouse interview leaked in April.

In the trailer, Shipp’s resemblance to Tupac is uncanny. His mother Afeni, played by “The Walking Dead” star and Eclipsed playwright Danai Gurira, provides much of the voice over, at one point saying to her son, “Like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back. …They are going to give you the tools that you need to destroy yourself!”

The Benny Boom-directed film, also featuring Jamal Woolard reprising his “Notorious” role as Biggie Smalls, is due in theaters on November 11.

Watch the trailer below.

Checkout the teaser trailer for All Eyez On Me! June 16th is Tupac’s birthday. What’s your favorite Tupac song?

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