Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me officially gets release date

This Tupac movie has been in-development for quite a while, so now that we have a release date, here's everything else we know about it.
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Tupac fans the world over can breathe a sigh of relief today as we're one step closer to seeing the elusive, long-awaited biopic All Eyez On Me. After numerous delays and rumors, we finally were given a real date for the theatrical release: June 16, 2017. The day should be familiar to 'Pac fans as the rapper/actor's birthday, and because 2017 marks the year that Shakur would have blown out 46 candles, it's quite the present.

The news came courtesy of Dominic Santana, who plays Suge Knight in the film. He posted the date on Instagram, with the qualifier of how it's still seven months away and that this is perfectly normal for a "major film."

Santana stars alongside Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac and Jamal Woolard as Biggie, reprising his role from the 2009 biopic Notorious. Shipp's father actually co-produced Pac's 1996 track "Toss It Up," so the connections run deep. All Eyez is being helmed by BET Award-winning music video director Benny Boom, making it his third feature film after 2009's Next Day Air and 2011's S.W.A.T.: Firefight.

Perhaps coincidentally, this news arrives on the 10th anniversary of the release of Pac's Life, 2Pac's final posthumous album. The first trailer we saw was distributed on the 20th anniversary of Pac's death in September, so the rollout has been very deliberately meticulous.

Get ready it's coming. And please no whining about the date. It's Pac's b day. We're all anxious for it to come out but people gotta remember it's a major film and there's a lot of process to releasing major films. Because it was Tupac a lot of buzz was created word of mouth even while we were filming which usually doesn't happen until a movie is about to come out. This was no regular movie so you've been hearing about it since we started. It's actually right on par with the timing to release a major film after you wrap shooting. So relax and look for the formal announcement soon and actual promotion to start coming out. #AllEyezOnMe #tupac #movie #instagood #followme

A photo posted by Dominic Santana (@officialdomsantana) on Nov 21, 2016 at 1:21pm PST

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