Tupac Biopic Taps Newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr. For Lead Role

Tupac Shakur
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Tupac Shakur in 1993. 

Filming of Morgan Creek's Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me, is underway and the actor playing the leading role has been revealed to be unknown actor Demetrius Shipp, Jr.

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TMZ broke the news with exclusive photos, while Shipp, Jr. has shared several more photos and videos from the film's set. 

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So far Shipp, Jr.'s film credits are limited to the made-for-TV movie #unlock'd but what he may lack in experience he makes up for in his resemblance to the late hip-hop icon.