More details are starting to emerge about production on the new Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me, including the film’s cast. R&B singer Keyshia Cole confirmed over the weekend that she’s landed a part in the project. In an Instagram caption, Cole revealed that she will play a character named Queen.
“So happy to announce I will be playing a part in this movie … playing my girl from back in the day! Her name is Queen! Don’t mind playing a gangsta.”
Tupac was a roadie back in the day for Queen Latifah, but something tells us that’s not the Queen that Cole will be channeling. Actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. will play the late rapper, and joining him in the project is Barack Obama’s old college roommate, Hill Harper.
Shipp has been doing a good job of documenting production on his IG, posting several photographs of himself in character. The actor has also been preparing for the role by spending time with members of Pac’s group, The Outlawz.
LT Hutton and Washington Redskins wide receiver Desean Jackson are credited as producers on the project, while legendary music video director Benny Boom will steer the production’s ship. No word on a release date just yet.