The first teaser trailer for the upcoming 2Pac biopic All Eyez On Me arrives fittingly on the same day Oakland celebrates Tupac Shakur Day, and on what would’ve been Pac’s 45th birthday. Demetrius Shipp Jr., in his first major role, plays the super-gifted antagonistic force that was 2Pac, while the voice of The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira (as Pac’s mom Afeni Shakur, who died in May) narrates the tragic events of his life with an intensity that’s almost too much.
“This ain’t just about you. Like all black men you have a bulls eye on your back,” she says. “They are gonna give you the tools that you need to destroy yourself.” To add to the eeriness, the trailer ends on a jarring shot of Shipp looking extremely Pac.