'All Eyez on Me' Tupac Shakur Movie Wrapped Filming in Vegas
The Tupac Shakur film, All Eyez on Me, wrapped its production earlier this month in the same location where the rapper was gunned down in 1996, on Flamingo Road in Las Vegas.
The film that depicts the life and last days of rapper Shakur, also known as 2pac, could soon have a scheduled release date for the film since the final scenes were shot on Tuesday April 12 at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, The Boombox reported. The horrific scene that caused the "Brenda's Got A Baby" rapper to lose his life, only three short days after being gunned down at that intersection, was reimagined, with film stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr., who plays Shakur in the film, and Dominic L. Santana, who plays Suge Knight, according to TMZ.
The final scene reflected the events of that night almost 20 yeas ago in a remarkable way; especially with the uncanny resemblance Shipp has to the late rapper. The newly recognized actor took to Instagram to show images of the final scene, where he dressed similarly to what Shakur wore on the night where he was shot multiple times while riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle that Knight was driving.
The newly successful actor, who used to be employed by Target, noted in his caption that luck had nothing to do with him landing the role of Shakur in this film but, it was "God's planning."
TMZ captured photos from the production and reported how the final scene seemed all too real and even prompted local news stations to arrive at the scene after responding to reports of hearing rounds of gunfire. Though the gunshots that were heard that night were only blanks used for the effect of the movie, the gunshots that rang out on Sept. 7, 1996, were very real and very fatal; ultimately claiming the life of Shakur, six short days after he was shot. Authorities have still not been able to solve the drive-by homicide.
All Eyez on Me is set for a November release.