Demetrius Shipp as Tupac

With filming for the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me under way, the actor for the lead role as be revealed.

Demetrius Shipp, a relatively unknown actor who has just a single TV appearance on his IMDB profile, has reportedly been cast to play Pac.  To prepare, he began taking acting classes four times a week.

Director Benny Boom is helming the project, after previous directors Carl Franklin, John Singleton, and Antoine Fuqua all left film.

Boom unveiled a few exclusive shots from set.

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The biopic will cover Tupac’s entire life, including his murder in 1996.

A release date is currently unknown.