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.
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.
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