The controversy surrounding the Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me continues.
Past reports have circulated about the release date for the flick. One rumor said that the film’s drop was delayed because Daz Dillinger had a feud over the rights to “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” and the latest news was that the movie was supposed to come out tomorrow (November 11).
Well, we are sorry to inform you All Eyez on Me is not dropping tomorrow. L.T. Hutton posted a passionate speech to Instagram about why the movie is taking so long to come out and reveals that any previous news about a release date is false.
“Real quick public service announcement, there is no November release date,” Hutton says of the drop. “The release date is coming very soon. I’m going to make that announcement. But we didn’t push back. We never had the release date. We never set a release date. We’re gonna set that very soon.”
This comes the week after ex-director John Singleton blasted the film, saying “I know that they fucked it up.” Hutton continues his post vehemently ensuring fans that he has taken the movie, which is now directed by Benny Boom, very seriously.
“The film is healthy, we’re just doing what we gotta do,” he says. “There’s more to distribution than what people understand. There’s more to post [production] than what people understand. The film, we just wanted it to be perfect. The integrity of this film matters. That’s the most important thing. So there’s things that Ima keep on fighting for and make sure this thing stays authentic. We not just gonna go with any company that wants to just cut this down or take this out or move this around just because they say so. I promised to lie down in front of a Mac truck before I let somebody mess this film up and that’s what Ima do. So give me a few more seconds, I’m gonna have a release date for y’all very soon.”
The film stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr. as Tupac and Jamal Woolard reprises his role as The Notorious B.I.G.
View L.T. Hutton’s post about the pending release date for All Eyez on Me below.