News: Eminem Plans To Commit "Random Acts Of Violence"

Friday, Jan 7, 2011 1:05PM

Written by Biz Jones

Grammy-award winning artist Eminem is reportedly tied to a forthcoming action film entitled Random Acts of Violence.

According to reports, the rapper-turned-actor was awarded the starring role in the Hollywood project.

The rapper plans to star in a crime thriller, Random Acts of Violence, for 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The project has been in development at Fox for more than four years, and the script reportedly has gone through multiple drafts, with the most recent version said to center on an ex-con just released from prison who is trying to stay on the right side of the law despite pressure from his former comrades. At the same time, the FBI is trying to recruit him to bring down the syndicate. Writer-director David Von Ancken (Showtime's Californication), who previously took a pass at the script, is in line to direct. (Hollywood Reporter)

Last month, Em was rumored to appear in an upcoming boxing film called Southpaw.

Rapper Eminem is set to return to the big screen playing a boxer in a proposed Dreamworks' production titled 'Southpaw'. DreamWorks told website The Wrap that the film will be developed as a star vehicle for Eminem, reports the Daily Telegraph. Kurt Sutter, the creator of 'Sons of Anarchy', will write the script. (SIFY News)

Details on the rapper's rumored character and storyline have also been revealed.

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. (Chicago Now)

Script writer Kurt Sutter confirmed Em's involvement on the project last month.

"I love that the title refers to Marshall being a lefty, which is to boxing what a white rapper is to hip hop; dangerous, unwanted and completely unorthodox," explains Sutter. "It's a much harder road for a southpaw than a right handed boxer." (Deadline)

No further details have been provided as of now.

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