A biopic about rapper Tupac Shakur’s life won’t be hitting movie theaters Friday as rumored. Producer L.T. Hutton took to Instagram to dismiss the speculation revealing that the film, titled “All Eyez On Me,” still doesn’t have an official release date.
According to Hutton, there are still some things being worked out behind the scenes, but everything is going OK with the film. “Real quick, public service announcement: There is no November release date. The release date is coming very soon and I’m going to make that announcement, but we didn’t push back,” he said in his Instagram video. “We never had the release date, we never set a release date. We’re gonna set that very soon, so let’s be clear.”
He added: “The film is healthy, we just doing what we gotta do. There’s more to distribution than people understand, there’s more to post than what people understand. The film, we just wanted it to be perfect. And like I said, the integrity of this film matters. That’s the most important thing.”
Although fans still don’t know when “All Eyez On Me” will hit movie theaters, they do have a trailer to keep them satisfied. The trailer, seen above, dropped in September on the 20th anniversary of Shakur’s death and shows the rapper’s rise to fame and his life leading up to his 1996 death.
In April, actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. announced that he had finished filming the biopic. In a lengthy Instagram post, he thanked everyone for their support and reflected on being cast to play the West Coast rapper. “Still can’t believe what my life has become and is becoming,” he wrote. “Not too long ago it was just struggle, stress and trying to figure it all out. Now I just wrapped up a feature film and I’m the star, and not just any movie, the life of Tupac, CRAZY.” You can read Shipp Jr.’s full post here.
“All Eyez On Me” stars Shipp Jr. as Tupac, up-and-coming actor Dominic L. Santana as Suge Knight, “The Walking Dead” actress Danai Gurira as Tupac’s mom Afeni Shakur, “Vampire Diaries” star Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett Smith, Stefon Washington as Puff Daddy, “Black Nativity” star Grace Gibson as Faith Evans and “Notorious” actor Jamal Woolard as Notorious B.I.G.