All Eyez on Me, an upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic with a tumultuous history, has finally found its star.

Demetrius Shipp, Jr. will make his debut feature film appearance in the movie, Variety reports. In fact, this will be the actor’s first major appearance anywhere — his IMDB page lists just one previous credit.

From the photos posted to his newly minted (but as yet unverified) Twitter account, though, it’s easy to see why Shipp was director Benny Boom’s choice: He bears an awfully close resemblance to the “California Love” rapper. Read more…

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Tupac biopic finds its star — and a very familiar Biggie