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7 June 2017, 12:08
All Eyez on Me (HBO)
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Ahead of the release of this month’s long-awaited Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’, HBO has given fans a look at Demetrius Shipp Jr.’s Tupac audition.
The US actor has been lauded for his striking resemblance to Tupac and his audition tape further strengthens popular opinion.
“My assistant came and said, 'I don't know how to tell you this, but 2Pac is in the lobby,” said ‘All Eyez On Me’ producer L.T. Hutton.
"I walk out, and lo and behold, I'm like 'Yo, it's 2Pac.' This kid was 2Pac, in every sense of the word."
The movie’s director Benny Boom also gave an insight into his influence on set.
“The magic he had, was the other cast members believed in him so much,” he said.
The exclusive clip is taken from HBO’s upcoming First Look special of the movie, which will feature unreleased behind-the-scenes footage and cast interviews.
‘All Eyez On Me’ will be released on 16th June in the US, which would have been Tupac’s 43rd birthday.
While the movie's UK release date is 30th June.
Watch the clip above.