Sunday, April 24, 2016

Patrick Faucette Steps in a Pivotal Role in the Tupac Shakur Biopic “All Eyez on Me”

Morgan Creek Productions has wrapped the much-anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Mefeaturing Patrick Faucette whose role was opposite the lead Demetrius Shipp Jr. (Tupac).

“I am very excited to be a part of the Tupac story,” said Faucette who was tapped by Director Benny Boom for the role of Oliver.  “I played the moderator at the 1993 Indiana Black Expo where Tupac gave a game-changing speech about thug life which is still circulating on the internet.”  The film, expected to be released later this year, chronicled the legendary rapper’s prolific life from his formative years to his tragic death.

Faucette, a native of Willingboro, New Jersey, has a recurring role on Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and Have Nots” as Tony Watson, who lobbied to take his estranged son Benny Young (Tyler Lepley) off life support to take his kidney. As a result, Faucette became a community advocate about the need for organ donors and kidney disease awareness. His TV credits include "The Office," "Southland," "Hot in Cleveland," and "Cougar Town."

Faucette is repped by Littman Talent Group, Eileen O'Farrell Personal Management, Clear Talent Group, and Platinum Star Public Relations.

“All Eyez on Me” is produced by James G Robinson, David Robinson and LT Hutton. Executive produced by Afeni Shakur and Michael I. Rachmil. Open Road is the domestic distributor. The screenplay was penned by Jeremy Haft and Ed Gonzalez.

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