ALL EYEZ ON ME
By Jack Barnes
Morgan Creek Productions announced today that Voltage Pictures will handle international rights to the Tupac Shakur biopic, ALL EYEZ ON ME, starting this week at AFM in Santa Monica.
ALL EYEZ ON ME, currently in post-production, chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist and actor, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East coast/West coast rap war.
The feature film is written by Jeremy Haft & Ed Gonzalez and Steve Bagatourian, and is directed by Benny Boom (“Next Day Air”). ALL EYEZ ON ME stars newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr as Tupac Shakur; Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”) as Afeni Shakur; Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Jada Pinkett; Annie Ilonzeh (“Empire”) as Kidada Jones; Lauren Cohan (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Leila Steinberg) and Jamal Woolard (“Notorious”) as Biggie Smalls. James G Robinson and David Robinson from Morgan Creek are producing along with Program Pictures’ LT Hutton.
President and COO of Voltage Pictures Jonathan Deckter said, “Benny and the team have made a highly stylized, emotional, entertaining, and relevant film which we look forward to bringing to the international community and the legions of Tupac fans worldwide. In addition, I couldn’t be happier to work with Jim, Brian, David and the Morgan Creek team again.”
Brian Robinson, Managing Director of Morgan Creek added, “Jonathan Deckter and the team at Voltage have the same passion in selling this film as we had in making it. We’re extremely excited to have them on-board.”
ALL EYEZ ON ME wrapped production in Atlanta and Las Vegas in May 2016.
Domestic distribution discussions are at an advanced stage and likely to close by mid-November.
The deal was negotiated by: Brian Robinson and Jessica VanderYacht of Morgan Creek; Glen Mastroberte of Latham & Watkins; and Jonathan Deckter and Christian Eimer of Voltage Pictures.
ABOUT MORGAN CREEK PRODUCTIONS
For almost thirty years, Morgan Creek Productions has produced numerous highly successful and critically acclaimed motion pictures including the Young Guns, Major League and Ace Ventura franchises; Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner; and the cult sensation True Romance. Morgan Creek recently released Dream House, starring Daniel Craig and Naomi Watts. “The Exorcist” from Morgan Creek Television currently airs Friday evenings on Fox.
ABOUT VOLTAGE PICTURES
Voltage Pictures, established in 2005, is a privately held, leading feature film and television financing, production, and sales entity. The company has produced and financed films by legendary directors, such as William Friedkin (Killer Joe), Terry Gilliam (The Zero Theorem), Robert Redford (The Company You Keep); has won six Academy Awards including Best Picture for The Hurt Locker (2010) directed by Kathryn Bigelow; and three Academy Awards for Dallas Buyers Club (2013) directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. It has also backed the directorial debuts of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon), and Natalie Portman (A Tale of Love and Darkness), which was selected for Cannes in 2015. Voltage’s upcoming releases include: Once Upon a Time in Venice starring Bruce Willis, Colossal directed by Nacho Vigalondo, starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson; The Headhunter’s Calling directed by Mark Williams, starring Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Alison Brie, Gretchen Mol and Alfred Molina; and LBJ directed by Rob Reiner, starring Woody Harrelson, Bill Pullman, Richard Jenkins, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
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