‘Walking Dead’ Star Danai Gurira Is Becoming Tupac’s Mother For ‘All Eyez On Me’

'All Eyez On Me' has chosen its 'Dear Mama.'

You might be used to watching Danai Gurira slice and dice up reanimated corpses as the badass samurai sword-wielding Michonne on “The Walking Dead,” but for her next role she’ll be displaying her maternal might on the big screen.

Gurira has been cast as hip-hop legend Tupac “2Pac” Shakur’s mother in “All Eyez On Me,” a biopic film named after his most renowned (and still highly in-demand, 20 years later) album.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Gurira has been confirmed for the role of Afeni Shakur, the inspiration for Shakur’s beloved “Dear Mama,” opposite the rapper’s living doppelgänger Demetrius Shipp, Jr., who was cast in the lead in December.

“All Eyez” is expected to chronicle the rise and tragic fall of Shakur as he rose to rap stardom in the ’90s — during which he was incarcerated for sexual assault and later bailed out by Suge Knight in exchange for signing with Death Row Records and ultimately ensnaring himself in the East Coast-West Coast feud which cost his life.

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