Eminem Sells Boxing Drama Southpaw


Eminem hasn't made a movie since 2002's 8 Mile, but now that the rapper is experiencing a career resurgence and Grammy adoration, he's inching back to the big screen. Deadline reports that the man also known as Marshall Mathers will team with similarly bellicose Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter for Universal's Southpaw, which will cast him as a boxer, fallen on hard times, who tries to win back the love of his daughter. (It's The Fighter with Eminem playing Wahlberg and Bale!) "I love that the title refers to Marshall being a lefty, which is to boxing what a white rapper is to hip hop; dangerous, unwanted and completely unorthodox," explains Sutter. "It's a much harder road for a southpaw than a right handed boxer." [Deadline]