“All Eyez on Me,” a feature film about the life of rapper Tupac Shakur, is filming in Atlanta and needs extras for a prison scene. For this scene casting folks are seeking men ages 21 to 50 who are available in the next few weeks. More details below.
All Eyez on Me” takes its name from Shakur’s landmark 1996 album released seven months before he was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. It also was the name of an exhibit of his writings put on display at the Grammy Museum earlier this year. It remains through Jan. 10.
“While Shakur’s talent was always undeniable, his lifestyle — which included arrests for assault and sexual assault, prison stints and involvement in the heavily hyped East Coast-West Coast rap rivalry — often overshadowed his accomplishments,” AJC music writer Melissa Ruggieri noted in a report about the museum earlier this year.
The effort to create a movie based on his life has been coming together for quite some time.
If “All Eyez on Me” the exhibition is any guide, “All Eyez on Me” the movie will be compelling and complex.
“It’s a story we wanted to tell,” said Shakur’s sister, Sekyiwa, who was instrumental in supporting the exhibit. “We’re not restricted to any genre here, and to be the first museum to tell his story and take away that one-dimensional view of him … we want to celebrate his literary genius and all of these other things that he was.”
Here are more details about the upcoming casting call for the movie:
“You must be available ALL DAY on certain dates within the next 2-3 weeks. You must be able to portray the following types:
O.G’s (Prison Old Heads)
Latino (also Latino King types)
Caucasian (also Aryan Brotherhood types)
Big Swollen Guys
Men with hair that can be braided into cornrows.
To submit please email 2PacMovieExtras@gmail.com with the subject line “PRISONER” with a current head and full body shot and the following information:
FULL NAME, AGE, PHONE NUMBER, LOCATION, HEIGHT/WEIGHT, SIZES/MEASUREMENTS (SHIRTS, PANTS, SHOE SIZE).
PLEASE LIST OR TAKE PHOTOS ANY VISIBLE TATTOOS (NO FACE OR NECK TATTOOS)”