Newswire: Journalist sues All Eyez On Me filmmakers for infringement

Just one week after it opened, the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me is causing a stir far from the box office. Deadline reports that the movie’s writers and producers, including Lionsgate, are being sued by veteran music journalist Kevin Powell for infringement. Powell, who’s written extensively for Vibe, claims there are “significant portions of the film is based on interviews he did” with the iconic rapper years ago. After seeing the film a couple of times, Powell says “it is clear that my exclusive Vibe cover stories on Tupac Shakur (when he was alive), were lifted, without proper credit or compensation of any kind to me” for use in the film directed by Benny Boom, and written by Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez, and Steven Bagatourian.

Powell, who has his own Tupac biography set for next year, also believes his claims are bolstered by the fact that …

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