You win this one, casting directors. Filmmakers behind the upcoming "Straight Outta Compton" this week revealed who’ll take on Tupac’s heavy mantle and, surprise, he really looks like 'Pac.
Just days after Ice Cube revealed in a birthday tribute that the slain rap icon would be portrayed in the N.W.A. biopic, it was announced that Marcc Rose would play the Death Row rapper in the film adaptation. And one look at the actor's Instagram confirms that he appears to be the perfect choice for the role. We don't know much at all yet about Rose -- age, previous acting credits -- though that should change soon.
A handful of media outlets have also noted the resemblance, and Rose posted a screenshot of a few of the side-by-side comparisons to his IG account. The eerie juxtaposition, as you can see from the photos above, shows the two men share a similar jawline and almond-shaped eyes.
In another photo from his online album, Rose looks up from a table where he’s reading a book about Tupac and, again, the similarity is striking. This past Tuesday, Ice Cube’s bombshell announcement about the movie, which chronicles N.W.A’s formative years, confirmed there would be at least one scene involving 'Pac. Cube captioned a throwback photo: “Happy Birthday to the homie Tupac. Shooting the Tupac scene for ’Straight Outta Compton’ today. The stars are aligned.”
The movie has an August 14 release date but fans can catch Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella, and Dr. Dre when they band together for a reunion performance during this year's BET Awards on June 27. All of these original members will also be in the film.
Watch a trailer for "Straight Outta Compton" here, and get excited.