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Eminem's comeback film axed?
Eminem's boxing film has been dealt a
heavyweight blow - his big screen comeback has reportedly been
knocked out by DreamWorks studio executives.
Southpaw was set to be the rap star's first
major role since his acclaimed 2002 debut in 8 Mile, but the gritty
drama no longer has the backing from the Hollywood studio, reports
The film, which was to be directed by
Training Day's Antoine Fuqua, focuses on a boxer who overcomes
personal tragedy to become a star in the ring. Filming was set to
begin in January (11).
Screenwriter Kurt Sutter previously revealed
that it was based on Eminem's real-life struggles: "At its core,
this is a retelling of his struggles over the last five years of
his life, using the boxing analogy. I love that the title refers to
(Eminem) being a lefty, which is to boxing what a white rapper is
to hip-hop; dangerous, unwanted and completely unorthodox. It's a
much harder road for a southpaw than a right-handed boxer."