Eminem to star in a new movie
After almost nine years since his acting debut in the self-biography movie 8 mile, Rapper Eminem will show his acting skills once again in the upcoming movie Southpaw.
Written by Kurt Sutter, the creator of Sons of Anarchy, the film will be about a champion boxer who hits rock bottom and has to redeem himself for his young daughter. According to Sutter, the story will be related to the known struggle of Eminem with prescription drugs. He said, “In a way, this is a continuation of the 8 Mile story, but rather than a literal biography. We are doing a metaphorical narrative of the second chapter of his life. He’ll play a world champion boxer who really hits a hard bottom, and has to fight to win back his life for his young daughter. At its core, this is a retelling of his struggles over the last five years of his life, using the boxing analogy.” Sutter revealed in an interview, that for seven years now, he has been collaborating with Eminem on this work and that they both found what the film is going to be about, a boxer.
DreamWorks bought the rights to the movie back in December 2010, after Sutter pitched the film. During that time as well, another boxing movie, The Fighter, made headlines and topped the box office.
There is no news yet to when the filming will start and to who the other co-stars will be, even the director’s chair has not been filled but it seems that DreamWorks has its eye for Training Day director, Antoine Fuqua.
The film will be produced by Kurt Sutter along with Peter and Alan Riche. The executive producers will be Stuart Parr, Peter Scihh and Paul Rosenberg.
Sutter is hoping for an early start on the film, preferably in the fall, before season four of Sons of Anarchy begins.