The 8 Mile star will take the lead in Dreamworks'
The Fighter Southpaw, a boxing movie in which Em will play a welterweight boxer who "must overcome tragedy while fighting for the title."
According to screenwriter Kurt Sutter, the film will draw from themes in Eminem's album Recovery.
Here's what Sutter had to say about it:
"He shared so much of his personal struggle in this raw and very honest album, one that I connected with on a lot of levels. He is very interested in the boxing genre, and it seemed like an apt metaphor, because his own life has been a brawl. 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."
Em has certainly been impressing the world with his music, lately. Guess we'll see if he can do the same with his acting.
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