Gurira has been cast as Afeni Shakur in All Eyez On Me, the forever-developing film about Tupac's life and career which were tragically cut short when he was murdered in 1996. She joins newcomer and Tupac dead-ringer Demetrius Shipp Jr., along with Jamal Woolard as Notorious B.I.G. Woolard played Biggie in Notorious back in 2009, making him one of the few actors to play the same real-life person in totally different movies. The film has seen a number of directors attached over the years only to drop out for various reasons. Music video director Benny Boom is behind the camera and since production has been underway for a while we can assume he's staying.
This could be the kind of role that gets people talking about Gurira for more than just her TV work. Much of Tupac's political awareness came from his mother, a former Black Panther and activist who instilled her fiery beliefs into her son.
Check out a video featuring Shipp to see his amazing resemblance to 2Pac. [Deadline]