EMINEM is reportedly planning to return to the silver screen — in a boxing drama.
Sources say the rapper will take on the lead role in Southpaw as a welterweight boxer that hits rock bottom once tragedy hits his life.
Kurt Sutter — who created the popular US show Sons of Anarchy — has wrote the movie with the Stan hitmaker in mind.
It will be Eminem’s first film role since 2002′s semi-autobiographical movie 8 Mile, which was his debut feature and was directed by Kurt Hanson, who also made LA Confidential. Southpaw, which fans of the pugilist sport will know is a reference to the left-handed boxing stance, is set to incorporate aspects of Mathers’ real music and also his life as it will follow the boxer’s battle to get back to his glory days and win back custody of his young daughter.
Speaking to the press, Sutter told how the story was, indirectly, a continuation of 8 Mile in that it would be partly-narrative of the second part of Eminem’s life in the spotlight.
Eminem –- who has been single since splitting from his ex-wife Kimberley Scott — recently admitted that his worldwide fame makes it difficult for him to date.
“I have trust issues,” he said. “With women, friends, whatever. You always wonder what their real motives are. I’ve got a small circle of friends, and it’s a lot of the same friends I’ve known forever.”[imagebrowser id=521]
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