Walking Dead Stars In New Hollywood Roles: Lots of cast members on The Walking Dead are earning movie roles in some of Hollywood’s biggest new films.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is working with The Rock on Rampage, while Danai Gurira is set to star in two Marvel films that revolve around the Black Panther character.
Former cast members Michael Rooker was just in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 and Stephen Yeun just had a minor role in Netflix’s Okja, which is making a huge splash all over the internet.
Amidst the chaos, Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne, and Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie earned roles in a new film about Tupac Shakur.
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Like David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network), Benny Boom earned his stripes working on music videos. Boom has done several projects with Wale, Nicki Minah, Lil Wayne, B.O.B., 2 Chainz, and even Snoop Dogg over the years.
As such, he was the perfect selection to work on a biopic about deceased hip-hop star, Tupac Shakur. The official description on IMDB reads, “Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.”
Danai Gurira plays Afeni Shakur and Lauren Cohan plays Tupac’s manager, Leila Steinberg.
Film Review For New Tupac Biopic
“Sleekly shaven-headed, with a pirate bandana, a gangsta’s dripped-in-death tattoos, and the liquid stare of an Arabian prince, Tupac Shakur was the matinee idol of hip-hop superstars: not the fiercest rapper, not the most virtuosic or visionary, but a figure of “hard” ferocity who elevated street nihilism by fusing it with a certain lovesexy bravura.”
“For a while, he was as much a movie star as he was a rap star (and he would have been a bigger one had his legal troubles not scared off the Hollywood establishment). On some level, Tupac’s life always seemed like a movie playing out in front of you — not just the hair triggers of bloodshed, but his whole contradictory dance of activism and thuggery, commitment and celebrity….”