“All Eyez On Me” Opens June 16 Nationwide
One of the producers of the new Tupac biopic “All Eyez On Me” said the film would be a warts and all look at one of the most popular – and misunderstood – musical icons in American history.
“This is who he was, who he wanted to be and then who he had to be to survive the world he was introduced to,” Hutton told BOSSIP.
Starring Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac, along with Kat Graham, Hill Harper and Danai Gurira, “All Eyez On Me” takes a hard look at the rapper’s short but intense life, ending with his murder in Las Vegas in 1996.
“He wasn’t just a rapper. He was more than that,” Hutton said. “And we take you on that journey in this film.”
Hutton said he hoped the film would help humanize Tupac’s larger than life figure while inspiring the audience to solve problems with their words and not with violence. He said he also hopes viewers will take “hope (and) inspiration” from the film, which is out June 16.
“It’s a cautionary tale,” Hutton said. “It shows you that you don’t have to pick up a gun and kill somebody to resolve something. You can use your voice to resolve. This guy died at 25 years old, and yet, he did so much. It shows that you can do anything you want to.”