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.