Tupac Shakur Biopic 'All Eyez On Me' Hit With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

According to Deadline, Powell is looking for a significant portion of the $31 million All Eyez on Me has made at the box office so far, as well as for the film to be removed from theaters.

Powell alleges elements of the film were based on a series of three articles he wrote for Vibe magazine between 1994-96 about Shakur's life.

The list of defendants includes executive producers James G. Robinson, L.T. Hutton, screenwriters Steven Bagatourian, Jeremy Haft and Eddie Gonzales, as well as Morgan Creek Productions, Lions Gate and Program Pictures.

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This isn't the first time a big name has spoken out against the Benny Boom-directed film.

For the damages, Powell's lawyers say he is entitled to up to $180,000 "per broadcast" of the film. In the suit, filed in NY, the plaintiff says some of the material in the articles was factual was some was "changed or embellished". Powell wrote interview Tupac Shakur for Vibe magazine in the 1990s. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world's most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. "As the owner of the copyright to these articles, ALL EYEZ ON ME infringed on my rights by using content and narrative that was exclusive to my writings". Kevin's exclusive and intimate access to Tupac Shakur came as a result of the trust established over the years. Powell said that the creators of the Tupac biopic used his interviews with the slain rapper illegally. This included fact-specific narrative changes and character creation in an effort to protect the legacy that Tupac was still building.

Jada Pinkett Smith, the actress who knew Tupac as a teenager, slammed her portrayal in the movie, and the film's depiction of her relationship with the rapper as "deeply hurtful".

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