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Eminem’s Boxing Drama Is on the Back Burner

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  Rapper Eminem performs onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Eminem

Southpaw, the Kurt Sutter–penned, Detroit-set boxing drama set to star Eminem, is back in development time-out while Marshall gets back to that rapping thing. Slim Shady spokesman Dennis Dennehy never came out and explicitly said Em's working on his eighth studio album, but that seems a distinct possibility. Southpaw, which would employ more than 9,000 extras and 200 crew members, should still film in Detroit whenever production picks back up.

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2010 Getty Images