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Benny Boom’s All Eyez On Me promises to be a lurid, somewhat sensationalist depiction of the complex life of rap legend Tupac Shakur, complete with warnings about the price of fame, and the looming shadow of the rapper’s 1996 death. Today, Deadline reports that the film has secured a release date, with Boom’s biopic landing on June 16, 2017. The film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Shakur (and, presumably, his immortal hologram, provided its narrative stretches that far). Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Dominic L. Santana, Jamal Woolard, Keith Robinson and Cory Hardrict all co-star, operating off a script from Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft.

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