Screen Junkies » southpaw http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:13:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Dreamworks Slowly, But Confidently, Walks Away From Fuqua’s ‘Southpaw’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dreamworks-slowly-but-confidently-walks-away-from-fuquas-southpaw/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dreamworks-slowly-but-confidently-walks-away-from-fuquas-southpaw/#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:51:20 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224309 On the upside, this should free up Fuqua to attach himself to many, many new projects.

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This confirms our suspicions that Antoine Fuqua prefers to just attach himself to films rather than make them. Which makes sense, because I would think making a film is hard work, but attaching yourself to a project is fun and easy. Of course, Dreamworks was actually the party that walked away from Southpaw, a boxing film helmed by Fuqua and starring Eminem, written by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter.

That leaves Fuqua attached to “only” Storming Las Vegas, Afterburn, The Tomb, and Tupac. It’s unknown when those projects will go belly-up so that he can really go hog wild attaching himself to stuff.

It’s unknown why Dreamworks walked away from the film, especially in light of the popularity of boxing and MMA films both recently and in the future. However, the script, director, and star remain bundled together, so begin the parade of potential suitors. Quick, before Eminem’s not popular. Oh, wait. Shit.

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Fuqua To Direct Eminem In Boxing Movie And It’s Not 10 Years Ago? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fuqua-to-direct-eminem-in-boxing-movie-and-its-not-10-years-ago/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fuqua-to-direct-eminem-in-boxing-movie-and-its-not-10-years-ago/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 01:42:22 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215027 Director Antoine Fuqua, who directed 'Training Day' and... that's the credit worth mentioning, is looking to helm 'Southpaw' for Dreamworks.

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Director Antoine Fuqua, who directed Training Day and… that’s the credit worth mentioning, is reportedly leaving the Tupac biopic project to helm a boxing movie for Dreamworks. A deal is currently being discussed between the director and the studio. Southpaw, written by Kurt SutterSons of Anarchy“), will star rapper Eminem as a boxer whose life sucks, even after winning a title. I guess the title doesn’t take away all those broken bones and ear bite marks that are par for the course.

Eminem is looking to return to feature films after the 2002 hit 8 Mile. However, a lot’s happened to the guy since then, and I’m sure he’s out of shape. The rapper will no doubt need to go through a training montage to get his movie acting-strength back to when he was a box office champ. If this all sounds like a boxing movie, then my attempt at making a┬áparallel has been a complete success. *Confetti* (LA Times)

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Eminem To Try His Hand at Boxing http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/eminem-try-hand-boxing/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/eminem-try-hand-boxing/#comments Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:02:06 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12262 Eminem a.k.a. Slim Shady a.k.a. Marshall Mathers is stepping into the ring with "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter for new boxing drama, "Southpaw." Dreamworks bought the pitch in the room, and not just because the rapper stared at them intimidatingly.

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Eminem a.k.a. Slim Shady a.k.a. Marshall Mathers is stepping into the ring with “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter for new boxing drama, “Southpaw.” Dreamworks bought the pitch in the room, and not just because the rapper stared at them intimidatingly. Deadline has the deets:

Like in Eminem‘s 2002 screen starring debut 8 Mile, Southpaw will be fueled by the struggles that inform Eminem’s music and mirror his life. Eminem will play 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.

Hmmmm, seems an awful lot like The Fighter, but I have complete confidence in Sutter, who also wrote for “The Shield,” one of the best dramas of all time and if you disagree with me I’ll cut you. He’ll begin writing immediately so he can complete a draft of the script before he gets back together in February with his “SOA” team. Eminem should take this time to hit the gym and dye his hair back the platinum blond to achieve ultimate Ivan Drago-ness.

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