Eminem Lands Southpaw Role
The rapper will play a boxer in DreamWorks new flick...
Eminem has landed a role in DreamWorks upcoming movie, Southpaw.
According to Deadline, the No Love rapper will star as a "fast-rising welterweight boxer, who brawls his way to the title, only to see his world crash down around him due to tragedy."
Speaking of Em's involvement in the project, executive producer Kurt Sutter told the publication: "I took meetings with Marshall's producing partners over the past seven years, looking for something to do together. I know he's very selective and doesn't do a lot,"
He explained: "But he shared so much of his personal struggle in this raw and very honest album (Recovery), 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."
Sutter went onto to claim that the role Eminem plays in the flick, is close to his own life, adding: "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."
Sutter continued: "At its core, this is a retelling of his struggles over the last five years of his life, using the boxing analogy."
It is currently unknown when Southpaw will be released, but we can't wait to see Eminem in action...