Eminem to Star in DreamWorks’ Southpaw

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Deadline reports that DreamWorks Pictures has picked up Southpaw, a pitch for a film to be written by “Sons of Anarchy” creator/executive producer Kurt Sutter.

Eminem (8 Mile) is attached to star as “a fast-rising welterweight boxer who brawls his way to the title, only to see his world crash down around him due to tragedy. The movie is about his fight to reclaim past glory.”

The film will be produced by Eminem’s Shady Films’ managers and producing partners Paul Rosenberg and Stuart Parr, and Alan and Peter Riche of Riche Productions.

Sutter told the site that the film is, in a way, “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.”