Grammy-winning rapper Eminem may be inching back to making a Hollywood return after making an odd post onto his Instagram page this week. #SayHelloToHollywood
Slim Shady posted a movie poster of famous actor Denzel Washington‘s upcoming The Equalizer last night (June 10).
“From The Director of Training Day and Olympus Has Fallen, Denzel Washington, The Equalizer, In Theaters September,” the poster reads and captioned with “More Thursday. #Equalizer,” by Eminem. (Eminem’s Instagram)
Last month, Em and director Spike Lee released their “Headlights” music video.
Directed by Spike Lee, who hasn’t shot a music video since Michael Jackson‘s “This Is It” in 2009, the majority of the clip is shot from the first-person perspective of Eminem’s mother, interspersed with video clips and photo album pictures from Eminem’s youth. The video climaxes with the rapper and his mother meeting on his driveway for a heartwarming embrace. (Huffington Post)
In early April, buzz about Spike and Em teaming up heated up the Internet.
Eminem’s next video will be a Spike Lee joint. Earlier this week, the hip-hop superstar teamed up with the iconic director to shoot a video for his next Marshall Mathers LP 2 single “Headlights” in his hometown of Detroit. He snapped an Instagram photo of him and Spike on set. “Spike came out to The D for the ‘Headlights’ video… Coming soon,” tweeted Em. On Wednesday, Spike paid a visit to 8 Mile, but didn’t reveal why he was there. “Great Day To Be In Motown On Marvin Gaye’s Born Day,” he said. (Rap-Up)
In 2011, Slim Shady hinted at his plans to make a return to the big screen after debuting in 2002’s 8 Mile blockbuster hit.
“There are some things in the [works], a couple of scripts,” Eminem answered. “I guess it’s more so of just waiting now to see how they come together. Obviously it’s gotta be something that I feel is dope enough to make me want to say, ‘OK, let me put the mic down for a second and go do this movie.’ There are some things that are in the works. I guess we’ll just see how they come together.” (RapFix)