Eminem’s Return to Big Screen Postponed

Dreamworks drops Southpaw, film expected to star Em.

Posted: 08/12/2011 12:50 PM EDT
Filed Under Eminem, Film News

Looks like Eminem won’t be returning to the silver screen as soon as originally expected. According to Deadline.com, Dreamworks has dropped plans to support the Antoine Fuqua-directed film Southpaw.

Em was cast in the film's starring role as a boxer whose personal struggle was actually inspired by the Detroit rapper himself.

Southpaw, which hasn’t started filming, is currently seeking another backer. Eminem, who hasn't been in a film since the 2002's 8 Mile, has yet to comment on the hiccup in production.

 

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