Journalist sues over Atlanta-filmed Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me”

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Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars in ALL EYEZ ON ME Photo: Quantrell Colbert

A journalist has filed suit against the producers, screenwriter, studio and others involved with “All Eyez on Me,” the Atlanta-filmed Tupac Shakur biopic released June 16.

Kevin Powell says in court documents that articles he wrote for Vibe were improperly appropriated for use in the movie. In the suit, filed in New York, the plaintiff says some of the material in the articles was factual was some was “changed or embellished.” The movie, the suit claims, was therefore “derived from Plaintiffs’ Original Work.”

Deadline has the lawsuit posted here.

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