Eminem is headed back to the big screen, and it’s probably going to hurt. The rapper is taking the lead in new boxing drama Southpaw, written by the creator of FX’s Sons of Anarchy.
With a plot sounding not unlike Rocky – The Wrap describes it as “Eminem playing a welterweight boxer who fights his way to the title, only to see his world collapse after tragedy strikes. The film will follow Eminem as he fights to reclaim his past glory and win back the affection of his young daughter.” Please let the daughter be called Adrian – the movie will be written by Anarchy writer Kurt Sutter, who describes the project as “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.” The project, which comes after seven years of discussions between Eminem’s management and Sutter, will be produced by DreamWorks.
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