This September marks the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s murder, and with it, we’ll be one step closer to seeing the highly anticipated biopic All Eyez On Me. Shooting on the film recently wrapped, and we’ve now been given the first (admittedly quite short) footage from the project, due out this fall.
In the clip, star Demetrius Shipp Jr. (noted dead ringer for the late rapper) delivers an impassioned speech that convincingly copies Pac’s camera-ready charisma and magnetizing media presence. Let’s just say it’s a promising sign of what’s to come.
As MissInfo notes, the footage is inspired by the actual courthouse interview Tupac gave during his sexual assault trial in 1994. Compare Shipp Jr.’s performance above with the real footage below.