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Eminem's Southpaw Finally Gets Studio Backing

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Which means we'll finally get to see this thing!

It's been a long time coming, but it seems that Eminem's return to movies will actually make it to the big screen after all. MGM announced today that they have closed a deal to make Em's project a relaity, with Sony Pictures attached to distribute. There was talk that either Alcon Entertainment or Summit Entertainment would pick the movie up, but MGM beat them all to it.

Just as a refresher,

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DreamWorks Doesn't Believe In Eminem's Southpaw

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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:

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Been A While Since 8 Mile! Eminem Talks Acting

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You gonna return to the big screen, Em? Is 8 Mile 2 Southpaw still happening???

During a recent interview, Eminem opened up about making the transition from rapper to actor.

Here's what he had to say about it:

"I think Ice Cube said this one time; I think I heard him say this one time. If you can rap, if you can perform to the camera for singing and videos, it should be a pretty, fairly natural transition. I felt like having heard him say that was like, 'Oh, this may be fairly easy' — and it wasn't."

"It's a whole different thing, because you may be used to performing to the camera, but it's a whole different ball game when the music is off and you have lines that you need to say. It takes a minute to get used to."

Doesn't surprise us to hear that he's struggled with acting a bit, given the fact that Em has pretty much stayed away from the big screen since 8 Mile, aside from a cameo in Judd Apatow's Funny People.

Guess we'll see if Em decides to give the whole acting thing another shot! We'll keep an eye out for more Southpaw news…

What do U think about Slim Shady's thoughts on acting? Do U think he's ready to return to the big screen?

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Eminem Returns To The Big Screen For 8 Mile 2 Southpaw

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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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