Monday, 1 February 2016

Zimbabwean-American Actress Danai Gurira To Star As Tupac's Mother Afeni Shakur In Upcoming Biopic 'All Eyez On Me'

By Stella WaAfrika

In Hollywood casting news, Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright, Danai Gurira is set to play Tupac's mother Afeni Shakur in upcoming biopic 'All Eyez On Me'. The film is directed by Benny Boom, and  features Demetrius Shipp Jr who plays Tupac with Jamal Woolard as Biggie Smalls.

The talented actress has been one to watch since her brilliant portrayal of her character as 'Michonne' on the post-apocalyptic series The Walking Dead.

Gurira is also an award-winning playwright with successful stage productions under her belt; one of them being the recently wrapped up Broadway stage play, Eclipsed, starring Lupita Nyong’o. 

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