Directed by Benny Boom, the story will highlight Shakur’s upbringing to his rise in hip-hop and Hollywood. Boom promised fans the biopic will highlight his family’s connections to the Black Panther party and his relationship with his mother Afeni Shakur. Speaking with Vibe in March, actor Jamie Hector (who plays the rapper’s stepfather Mutulu Shakur) discussed Danai Gurira’s portrayal of Shakur in the film.
“She [Gurira] did an amazing job so I look forward to seeing her performance, he said. “It’s a full-out expression of Afeni Shakur.”