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DreamWorks Doesn't Believe In Eminem's Southpaw

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Eminem Southpaw

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.]

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5 comments to “DreamWorks Doesn't Believe In Eminem's Southpaw

  1. 1

    I don't know much about boxing, but is it really harder for a southpaw? I know in MMA southpaw fighters seem to have some pretty distinct advantages. I guess the disadvantage might lie in finding coaches who know how to coach lefties. And before the hate starts, I am well aware they are 2 very different sports.

  2. 2

    who's that old creep wearing cheap walmart clohes on stage? Oh it's Eminem… from the 90's right?

  3. @v@ says – reply to this


    It'll likely still happen. Just not with DreamWorks. This is Eminem we're talking about here.

  4. 4

    dreamworks are fools to not get this made. it will make millions just due to the fact eminems in it.

  5. 5

    Alls I know is Kurt Sutter is an amazing writer just look at SOA. And Eminem is a good actor. So I don't get why Dreamworks is stalling this movie when they've made plenty of horrible movies in the past.