The life story of 2Pac Shakur is being portrayed in the new film All Eyez On Me and the important role of the rapper has been announced. Unknown actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. will play the late superstar in the Benny Boom-directed biopic.
Demetrius looks just like Pac, it’s almost creepy. The film’s producer, L.T. Hutton, reportedly asked him to star because of the uncanny resemblance and he took “crash acting” classes to play the role. According to TMZ, Demetrius' father worked in the music business and actually met Pac when he was alive. “Blessed to be in this positon. Thankful I got to start my career off working with the great legend . Appreciate you brotha 4real,” shared the actor on Instagram.
Eyez On Me, which takes its title from one of Pac’s most famous albums, will cover the rapper’s life through his 1996 murder. The film will also feature longtime rival, The Notorious B.I.G. (played by Jamal Woodard) and Hill Harper of CSI: NY.