Eminem to play Fighter in ‘Southpaw’

Eminem is about to take on his second lead role and make his return to acting!

Yes, he played himself in Funny People with Adam Sandler last year, but this will be his first trip back to taking on a lead role since 8 Mile in 2003.

Em is set to play a professional boxer in the new Dreamworks film, Southpaw.   He will play a character who “must overcome tragedy while fighting for the title.”

We feel like this is the perfect role for Em, and it seems as if they have written him into the role as well.

The screenwriter Kurt Sutter explains: “He shared so much of his personal struggle in this raw and very honest album, one that I connected with on a lot of levels. He is very interested in the boxing genre, and it seemed like an apt metaphor, because his own life has been a brawl. In a way, this is 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.”

So we must assume he emerges a winner, right?

Either way, we’ll see it!

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