Morgan Creek’s Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me continues to cast up, with The Wire veteran Jamie Hector tapped to join a group that includes The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira, Kat Graham and Demetrius Shipp Jr as the rapper.
Hector, who helped battle vampires in a recurring role on FX’s The Strain the past couple of seasons and now co-stars on Amazon’s Bosch, will play Tupac’s stepfather Mutulu Shakur in the pic, which is being helmed by Benny Boom and follows the life and death of the hip-hop star. Mutulu Shakur was married to to Afeni Shakur (Gurira), a political activist and member of the Black Panthers who was targeted by the FBI, caught and incarcerated for conspiracy to aid in a bank robbery.
James G Robinson, David Robinson and LT Hutton are producing, and Open Road is distributing. Jeremy Haft and Ed Gonzalez penned the script.
Hector’s TV credits also include Person Of Interest and Power, and he recurs on the new Cinemax series Quarry. He is repped by TCA Jed Root and Roberson’s Artist Management. Haft and Gonzalez are repped by Luber Roklin and Summit Talent & Literary Agency.