According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film centers around an ex-con who’s trying to stay out of trouble despite peer pressure from friends and the FBI, who try to recruit him.
The 38-year-old spitter hasn’t been on the silver screen since 2002’s 8 Mile. Yet, as previously reported, news recently broke on another drama he has his sights on, titled Southpaw. The film is about a welterweight boxer that’s fighting his way back to the top.
Although it hasn’t been written yet, Dreamworks has already made a preemptive acquisition of Southpaw. It will be produced by Em’s longtime business partner Paul Rosenberg as well as Stuart Parr and Alan and Peter Riche of Riche Production. —Nicole LoPresti