Singer and actress Kat Graham has been cast to play Jada Pinkett Smith in the upcoming Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me.
Smith, who attended highschool with Tupac Shakur at the Baltimore School for the Arts, played a significant role in the late rapper’s life. The two talents remained close friends before Shakur’s murder in 1996.
Newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr. is set to play the role of Tupac.
All Eyez on Me marks another major biopic credit for Kat Graham. The Vampire Diaries star is also set to play Tammy Terrell in a planned film about the singer’s life. News of Graham’s casting comes following earlier confirmation that The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira has been cast to play Tupac Shakur’s mother Afeni Shakur.