The forthcoming Tupac biopic simply obtained one other piece to the puzzle. In line with Deadline, Danai Gurira from The Strolling Lifeless is about to tackle the large activity of enjoying the rapper’s mom. As beforehand introduced, Demetrius Shipp Jr. is enjoying Pac within the Benny Growth -directed movie.
Afeni Shakur (who’s an exec producer on the movie and the keeper of the flame on her son’s property), Gurira performs a posh lady. A political activist and member of the Black Panthers, Afeni raised her son to be a voracious reader with a political consciousness that knowledgeable his improvement as a road poet. The movie covers Tupac’s rise to stardom as a hip-hop artist and actor, in addition to his imprisonment and prolific, controversial stint at Demise Row Data, the place he was steeped within the East Coast/West Coast rap struggle. It took a very long time for this movie to make it to the beginning line. However the timing appears fortuitous after the out-sized grosses of one other hip-hop origin story, Straight Outta Compton. The movie is produced by James G Robinson and David Robinson of Morgan Creek Productions, together with LT Hutton.
Gurira’s different display credit embrace The Customer and Mom Of George. She’s additionally an award-winning playwright: her play Eclipsed, which opened off-Broadway with Lupita N’Yongo starring, strikes to Broadway in March, and her play Acquainted opens off-Broadway in March.