‘Bodied’ Movie Trailer: Watch Preview of Battle Rap Film Eminem Produced
Eminem has proven himself to be a man of many talents. Aside from his lyrical skills, the rapper made his debut on the big screen back in November of 2002 for the critically acclaimed film 8 Mile, which loosely depicted his own life. Now Em is taking his talents behind the screen. Fans can watch the official trailer for Bodied, a new battle rap movie produced by the "Not Afraid" rapper.
The YouTube Premium film centers around a character named Adam Merkin, a grad student who decides that he wants to become a battle rapper. He ultimately alienates his fellow rappers and those around him. The cast includes rapper Dumbfounded, ATL's Jackie Long, The Avenger's Walter Perez, The Breakfast Club's Charlamagne Tha God and more.
In addition to Eminem, the movie is also produced by his manager and Def Jam Records CEO Paul Rosenberg, Adi Shankar and Jil Hardin. Music video director Joseph Kahn, who has worked on videos such as the late Aaliyah's "If Your Girl Only Knew," and 50 Cent's "Ayo Technology," will be directing the film. Former battle rapper Kid Twist, who is also known as Alex Larsen, is in charge of the screenplay.
Besides getting a producer credit on Bodied, the Kamikaze rapper recently dropped his visual for "Venom" on Oct. 4. The video turns dark when a man finds an Eminem CD that has intoxicating powers and he begins to spit Slim Shady's rhymes. The venom is contagious, all the while the Detroit rapper is isolated in a dark room.
"Venom" marks the third visual from Eminem's Kamikaze, following "Fall" and "Lucky You" featuring Joyner Lucas.
Watch the Bodied official trailer below and be on the lookout for the film on Nov. 28.
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