Demetrius Shipp Jr. to star in ‘Same Difference’

Shipp Jr. portrayed rapper and actor Tupac Shakur in a biopic released last year.

demetrius-shipp-essence-atkinsWe last saw the actor on screening playing a young Tupac in the film “All Eyez On Me” and in his latest project, he joins Essence Atkins(NBC’s “Marlon“), Terrence Jenkins (MTV’s “SafeWord”) and Edwina Findley (The CW’s “Black Lightning”) to star in the indie mysterious drama titled “Same Difference.”

Already in production in Los Angeles, the film, produced by Datari Turner for Datari Turner Productions, was written and directed by Derege Harding. Additional co-stars include: Kandi Burruss, Affion Crockett, Kris D. Lofton, Gabby Douglas, Lew Temple, and Page Kennedy.

The film follows a young woman (Atkins) who is told that her death is imminent by a mysterious group of people who all start dying one by one. The woman becomes compelled to let go of the past and reconcile with her estranged twin sister, also played by Atkins, who is suffering from alcohol addiction.

Making his feature film directorial debut, Harding is a Film Independent Project Involve Alum. His short film “First Date, Last Date” won numerous festival awards and was bought and distributed by HBO.

He was the Winner of last year’s 2017 Turner (TNT) / ABFF Pilot Screenwriting Competition.

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