Rapper Tupac Shakur making video comeback.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
LOS ANGELES — Tupac Shakur alive? Let the death conspiracies begin. That’s because Demetrius Shipp Jr. — the actor hired to portray the rap legend in Morgan Creek Production’s new biopic “All Eyez On Me” — is a dead ringer for Tupac. Demetrius was approached by producer L.T. Hutton about playing Tupac because of the striking resemblance between the two. Void of acting experience, Demetrius took a bunch of crash performing arts classes to learn the craft. Now he has a job.
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Show business appears to run in the family. Demetrius’ father, who once worked in the music industry, crossed paths with Tupac back in the day and he’s been a huge fan ever since. Directed by music video guru Benny Boom, “All Eyez On Me” chronicles the musical ups and downs of Tupac’s entire life — which includes his beef with industry rivals and his shocking death in 1996.
Production has already kicked off in Atlanta.
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