Eminem Will Return To The Big Screen in DreamWorks’ SOUTHPAW
After nine years away from the big screen, rapper Eminem is looking to return with SOUTHPAW, a drama written by Kurt Sutter. Sutter is best known for creating and exec producing Sons of Anarchy, and explains that Southpaw has actually been in the works for years.
The story will follow Eminem as a boxer who eventually makes his way to a title, only to have tragedy strike his personal life. According to Sutter, Southpaw is a sort of continuation of 8-Mile, which won Eminem a Best Song Oscar for “Lose Yourself”.
“We are doing a metaphorical narrative of the second chapter of his life,” Sutter said. “He’ll (Eminem) 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.”
Sutter is going to begin writing immediately, with a draft to be turned in by February. There is no possible release date or scheduled production start for Southpaw.
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