‘Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira cast as Tupac’s mom Afeni Shakur for biopic
The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira has just landed a major role in the upcoming Tupac biopic, All Eyez One Me.
According to Deadline Hollywood, the 37-year-old actress will be playing the part of Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur.
Shakur was a political activist and member of the Black Panthers, and she raised her son to become socially aware as well as to love reading, both of which helped him to become a street poet. It’s a complex role, one that Gurira can really sink her teeth into.
The biopic, which covers Tupac’s rise to fame, his imprisonment, and his role in the East Coast/West Coast war, is already underway in Atlanta, hoping to trade on the roaring success of the hugely successful hip-hop biopic, Straight Outta Compton.