All Eyez on Me, the Tupac Shakur biopic directed by Benny Boom, will close the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on June 17. Opening theatrically the day before on June 16 — Shakur’s 46th birthday — the film will be presented at ABFF by Lionsgate, Codeblack Films and Morgan Creek Productions.
Demetrius Shipp Jr. (#unlock’d) stars as the late rapper/poet, joined by a cast that includes Kat Graham (Vampire Diaries), Hill Harper (CSI: NY), Lauren Cohan (Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Cory Hardrict (America Sniper), Jamal Woolard (Notorious), Danai Gurira (Black Panther) and Jamie Hector (The Wire). The film’s producers are LT Hutton, Wayne Morris, David Robinson and James G. Robinson.
“Jeff Clanagan, president of Codeblack Films, has been a longtime supporter of the festival,” said ABFF Ventures CEO Jeff Friday in a statement. “It’s an honor to screen the highly anticipated story of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur and to support its director and ABFF alum Benny Boom.”
For more information about screenings, panels and tickets for the 2017 American Black Film Festival, visit ABFF.com/festival-passes/.
Watch the All Eyez on Me trailer here: