The actors portraying the roles of Suge Knight and Jada Pinkett Smith in the Tupac All Eyez On Me biopic have been announced.

Knight will be portrayed by Dominic L. Santana, according to a tweet from Los Angeles radio station 93.5 KDAY. Santana has had roles in such television series as One Tree Hill and The Game, per his IMDB page.

Kat Graham will portray Smith, according to Variety. Smith was Tupac’s friend and high school classmate at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Graham is an actress and singer who appears on the television show The Vampire Diaries and released her Roxbury Drive album in September.

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The actress who landed the role of Afeni Shakur for the Tupac All Eyez On Me biopic has been announced, according to Deadline.

Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne in The Walking Dead, will portray Tupac’s mother.

Currently filming in Georgia, All Eyez On Me is set cover Tupac’s rise to stardom as a rapper and actor. It will also detail his being incarcerated and his time at Death Row Records. 

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The role of Tupac in All Eyez On Me is played by Demetrius Shipp, Jr., according to reports from TMZ and Instagram posts from the film’s set.

The celebrity news site says that Shipp’s father worked in the music industry and met Tupac when the actor was a child.

Producer L.T. Hutton asked Shipp to take the part in the Morgan Creek film because of similarity in appearance to the West Coast Rap legend. Shipp took acting classes four times a week to prepare for the role.

Actor Hill Harper also wrote about Shipp getting the role on Instagram.

“‘A coward dies a 1,000.deaths, a soldier…'” he writes in a photo collage.  “Shooting #alleyezonme My brotha from anotha @dshippjraeome throwin’ it down as #Pac!!! #rideordie#meagainsttheworld #brendasgotababy #rosefromconcrete #ifidietonight#tupacmovie.”

Shipp and producer L.T. Hutton reposted the image.

All Eyez On Me is directed by Benny Boom.

Tupac was portrayed by Marcc Rose in this summer’s N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton.

View a side-by-side of Tupac and Demetrius Shipp, Jr. via TMZ as well as the various social media posts below:


S/O TO @hillharper GREAT WORK TRULY AMAZING TALENT! #G.O.A.T #alleyezonme #tupac #2pac #moviecomingsoon

A photo posted by LT HUTTON (@lthutton) on

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