Tupac Shakur Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ Picked Up by Lionsgate

Film will be released on June 16, the late rapper’s birthday

Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. rights to the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me” and will release it on the late rapper’s birthday on June 16, TheWrap has learned.

The Morgan Creek Productions project will tell the life story of the rapper, who died September 13, 1996, six days after being shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

“All Eyez on Me,” which takes its name from Shakur’s 1996 album, stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the rapper, Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Jamal Woolard, Dominic L. Santana, Lauren Cohan and Grace Gibson.

The movie is produced by¬†Morgan Creek’s James G. Robinson and David Robinson along with Program Pictures’ LT Hutton. It was directed by Benny Boom.

Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide — on April 7, the rapper will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The deal was negotiated for Morgan Creek by David Robinson and Jessica VanderYacht; David Nochimson of Ziffren Brittenham; and Glen Mastroberte of Latham & Watkins. For Lionsgate, the deal was negotiated by Jason Constantine, Eda Kowan, John Biondo and Elizabeth Hopkins.