Eminem wants to return to the big screen for the Kurt Sutter-created boxing flick — Southpaw.
Unfortunately, it looks like it's going to be an uphill battle to get it made.
DreamWorks had picked it up late last year, but now they've just thrown in the towel.
Sutter and Em still believe in it, though, with Sutter describing it as a metaphorical sequel to 8 Mile:
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. I love that the title refers to [Eminem] being a lefty, which is to boxing what a white rapper is to hip hop; dangerous, unwanted and completely unorthodox. It's a much harder road for a southpaw than a right-handed boxer.
Welp! If there's anything we know about Eminem, it's that 'failure is not a #$&* option!' So we're sure this will get made…eventually.
[Image via Owen Beiny/WENN.]
Tags: boxing movies, dreamworks, emine, kurt sutter, southpaw