Eminem to star in Southpaw
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Eminem (or Marshall Mathers) is finally making his way back to the big screen in a film called SOUTHPAW, that will be written by Kurt Sutter (who is the creator and producer of the television show Sons of Anarchy). The film will follow the rise and fall of a welterweight boxer who has to deal with and overcome personal tragedy. Sutter had this to say about this collaboration with Eminem:
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. He’ll play a world champion boxer who really hits a hard bottom, and has to fight to win back his life for his young daughter.
If you’re thinking, “Gee, this sounds like just about every boxing movie I’ve ever seen,” then you probably wouldn’t be too far off. The one thing that makes this different is it’s tougher for this character because he’s a southpaw (left-handed boxer). It’s like a metaphor because Eminem is a white-rapper so it’s much harder for him in real life, much like it’s tougher for a southpaw in the boxing arena-get it? No word on when filming will start but the script is supposed to be finished sometime in February.