Danai Gurira Cast As Afeni Shakur In Tupac Biopic

By Staff  |  01/12/2016

Danai Gurira

Actress Danai Gurira, best known as the samurai sword-swinging Michonne character from The Walking Dead, has been cast for a major role in the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me.

According to Deadline, she will play Afeni Shakur, the mother of the late rap icon.

Additionally, actress Kat Graham will play Jada Pinkett Smith, who was high school classmates with Pac at the Baltimore School for the Arts and remained friends before his 1996 murder, reports Variety.

Gurira and Graham joins production, which is already underwear in Atlanta.

The film is directed by Benny Boom, and Demetrius Shipp Jr plays Tupac.