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Eminem Returns To The Big Screen For 8 Mile 2 Southpaw

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eminem returns to the big screen

After quite the hiatus from the big screen aside from Funny People, Eminem wants to be in pictures again!

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.

Do U think Eminem should return to acting?

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35 comments to “Eminem Returns To The Big Screen For 8 Mile 2 Southpaw

  1. 1

    Yay this means he'll probably have his shirt off a lot. I will watch this movie over and over again if that's the case. This guy is mega-talented. Recovery was one of the best albums ever.

  2. malii says – reply to this


    i'm definitely gonna watching this movie!
    and if he's gonna be shirtless (and as a boxer he should!) then i'm so fucking exited!
    can't wait to see his sexy self on the big screen again

  3. 3

    Another "angry young man from the wrong side of the streets gets over something while beating people up and showing off his arms" flick.
    Do we REALLY need another boxing movie??!
    Another "angry young man turns hero" movie??!
    And truth be told, I don't think this guy can act worth a shit.
    Unless he's playing…
    (you guessed it)
    … some angry young man who gets to show off his arms.
    (Will they get a stunt double for his legs?)

  4. 4

    its about time. he had a few movie roles lined up before all his personal issues started taking over. so its nice to see one project taking off.

  5. 5

    And about those first two comments:
    How old are you girls? 12?
    Seriously? You'll go see a film just so you can see this skinny little fuck without his shirt on?
    No wonder Hollywood is so fucking rich, with moron "fans" like yourself.
    "uhhhh, duhhhhhh, like, yeah, he's like, so sexy!! so yeah, I don't care about like, the plot or nothing, so long as he's like, you know, showing off his popeye arms…"
    Women like yourselves are the reason MEN in Hollywood think we're all a bunch of useless dumb tits.

  6. malii says – reply to this


    Re: Brainiac – i'm 26 so no…im not a 12 year old bieber fan…im eminem's fan since ever so shut up bitch!
    and btw i do care the plot of every movie i watch…and this movie might not have an amazing plot or whatever but im gonna watch it either way because im his so fan so fuck it

  7. 7

    Absolutely yes!

  8. 8

    Re: Brainiac
    Do you have a miserable life? Your a bitch!
    That's all.

  9. 9

    Re: malii
    So, you DO care about the plot of movies, but if it has shirtless Eminem in it, you DON'T care about the plot?
    You still sound like you're 12, dear.
    "I'll watch it anyway, so shut up bitch!"
    Awwwww, you've really hurt my feelings.

  10. 10

    Re: ashywashy
    Well, this is HIGHLY interesting and entertaining… :)
    Check this out:
    Those of you calling me a "bitch" here on this forum, are AT THE VERY SAME TIME, supporting and idolizing a very angry young man whose number one priority in life is to express his OWN ANGER in a RAW and HONEST way, which he does with his music and his acting… cursing and name-calling included.
    …BUT, you all can't hack it when I express myself here, doing the same fucking thing!? Get over yourselves, folks.
    Let's face it… I curse, I swear, I get angry, I express myself.
    So does EMINEM.
    Call me a bitch? Who cares.
    They call HIM an asshole. Same fucking shit.

  11. 11

    omg, definitely, cannot wait to see the movie.

  12. 12

    Re: Brainiac – jealous much?

  13. 13

    hahah because he starred in another movie called 8 mile, so this movie is exactly the same, you're such a talented humorist! FOR TRUTHS!

  14. 14

    Re: Brainiac – Shut the fuck up you dumb whore. You obviously don't know talent if it hit you in the damn face. Grow the fuck up, bitch.

  15. 15

    Re: Brainiac – At least eminem knows he's an asshole. you just look lie a dumb little bitch ass hoe. Now go back and make out with your justin bieber poster and leave the the bitching to the critics.

  16. 16

    Re: XoElla
    Considering you've never seen me, I doubt you could talk about what I look like. :D
    And I do know talent. Or rather, I know what I like, and I know what I don't. The last time I checked, that was allowed.
    I think Eminem IS talented is some regards, although in my own damned opinion, not so much as an actor.
    But all he does is curse vomit whenever he's pissed off at someone, and for most of you, so long as it rhymes, y'all think he's a god.
    THAT is not talent.
    And lastly, for the record, I'm twice as old as most of you on this site, so no "shut up whore!" words from the likes of anyone is going to make me stop expressing myself.
    I'll comment on whatever, and whoever, I choose.
    If you wanna call me names, ooooh, go for it.
    P.S. And just what do you mean by, "At least Eminem knows he's an asshole." ?
    Do you think I'm not aware I'm a bitch? I know I am. Doesn't bother me.
    Does it bother you that you can't spell or write anything properly?

  17. 17

    Re: Brainiac – shut up you are herpes on an aids dick yah hating ass Brainiac .so you CYBER bully EVERYBODY comments with your correct literature..valley girl, it takes a coward to cyber bully a person, real talk face to face you probably one of them bitches who talk shit about everyone and aint bout it'. if you hate him so much or this movie idea SO THE FUCK ONE…TO EACH IS OWN…get off the comment site and move around, Jealous bitch..and ya ya i'm sure you will reply to my comment and talk about my spelling and and placement but SO WHAT i'm happy and i don't judge you need to listen to this song by TI called ”get back up” HE TALKIN ABOUT YOU…..and in the words of eminem who I LOVE and has inspired me in many ways than one in his recovery album…IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT BITCH, THEN PEEL OFF!!!!…hang it up…FLAT SCREENS!!!!

  18. 18

    Re: XoElla – LOL …SHE'S A CYBER BULLY…BUT A PUNK BITCH IN REAL LIFE..who secretly loves Eminem……hang it up…FLAT SCREENS

  19. 19

    oh yeah!!! I LOVE YOU, EMINEM!!! i could be that one girl for you baby,..you know that one girl to change your mind :) i'd never hurt you!!! i don't even want your $, just you!!! I PROMISE!!!

  20. 20

    Re: adamzlover – ever!! thats right, girl! i was touched, cried often, and motivated!

  21. 21

    Re: Brainiac – He's laughing to the bank and earned his place. Like it or not. Life isn't always about how much talent you have anyways. I mean check out many of the famous artist today. Then again how do you judge art? It means something to me. It then has value. You don't get it. So move on. Maybe the lesson to be learned is do what you love. The rest of it is icing on the cake. So then why are you hating? 8 mile was something that sparked my interest in him as an artist in the first place. I'm a rocker and considering he swooped my interest in a genre I'm not into is a dam good feat. Who cares if someone wants to see him naked? I wouldn't mind seeing a couple of guys naked myself. :)

  22. 22

    Re: catsmeow – well written!!! WAY-TO-GO!

  23. 23


  24. @v@ says – reply to this


    Yes, he should. He's sincere and real, and the screen loves him. You can't fake genuine, and he has it.

  25. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Brainiac – I guess that would also make me a useless tit, seeing how I like Em's music, screen persona and physique. Bad day?

  26. 26

    Re: BiaesLoca – I know! she takes so much time in her life to talk shit about him, she must like him.

  27. 27

    I think Mark wahlberg already done this.

  28. 28

    Best Rapper thst ever lived extremely talented guy, no matter what anyone says period.

  29. 29

    will see this. loved 8 miles

  30. 30

    Why is it that Perez Hilton and Eminem are celebrated for their “talent” at spewing forth venom and filth and insults… but when I do it, I am attacked for it.
    (I do it here all the time. I used to hate this site, but now I love it. It is one of the few places I can come here anonymously and spew forth whatever I want, and express how I feel… regardless of what anyone might think.)
    Yet, why is it that those of you here on this site – a veritable SWAMP of hate and discrimination and disgrace – choose to hate on me for expressing myself, all the while defending THEIR right to do THE EXACT SAME FUCKING THING?
    (I mean, seriously… I don’t care if you call me names. But I question your motivation.)
    Is it because I’m a chick?
    Is it because I’m over 40?
    Is it because I’m “anonymous” ?
    Is it because I’m not famous, nor have any type of “celebrity” due to a vile or ridiculous reality television show?
    (And by the way, I hate to break it to ya folks, but I could actually be famous. None of you know who I am. After all, I am quite obviously not Lisa Simpson.)

  31. 31

    The only reason you hate me, but you LOVE them, (or him) is because I disagree with you.
    I’m pretty sure Eminem would disagree with you too on a few things… but I digress. Maybe you’re only reacting because you think the dude looks good with his shirt off, and I don’t. Maybe that’s why some of your girly knickers are in a knot.
    (Don’t worry honey, the secret marriage fantasy you’ve got all worked out is still safe.)
    And Good Lord, you girls think I love him? I’m a fucking lesbian. :D
    But maybe someday you’ll realize that just because someone has made a ton of cash putting words together, looks good in pictures, and has a fanbase of millions, they don’t deserve to be given more liberties of expression than “the rest of us.”
    You’re allowed to speak your mind. So am I.
    (It has nothing to do with talent.)

  32. 32

    So, hate on me all you want. My unofficial psych experiment has been conducted and finalized. I’ve sat here and spewed forth crap – the same goddamned shit you’d celebrate on your favourite reality show or rapper’s album – and all the while caught flak because y’all can’t hack my different opinion.
    (Go fuck yourselves!) :D
    You hate one person because he or she disagrees with you, and you hate the next because he or she believes in something different.
    (It’s human emotional reality, so whatever.)
    But then you hate on someone because you don’t think they have the right to do the same goddamned thing: express what THEY hate. How fucked up is that?
    You call ME a bitch for hating on YOU, but Eminem called you fat bitches too.
    And you hold him up high on a platter, and curse me to hell.

  33. 33

    Re: Brainiac – You're over 40?! wow.

  34. 34

    Re: Brainiac – I wanted to reply to you earlier, but what you revealed with every following statement you made, convinced me that life punished you enough.

  35. nat6 says – reply to this


    Re: Brainiac
    can u shut the fuck up
    if you dont like the fact that eminem is making another film then dont fucking comment, no one cares what you think. you are only writing bullshit, you dont like eminem dont comment, his rich and famous, you think he cares if he is some angry man or not….
    everyone is clearly against you soo fuck off !!