Eminem Movie Dropped By Dreamworks
Posted on Tue Aug 16, 2011 05:00 PM PDT

Eminem081611.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - It's been ten years since Eminem was a leading man in the semi-autobiographical 8 Mile, and now fans of the rapper will have to wait even longer to see him on the big screen.

Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers) was set to star in the upcoming boxing movie Southpaw, but Dreamworks has now dropped the film.

The film was scheduled to star shooting in 2012. Eminem's role was as “a fast-rising welterweight boxer who brawls his way to the title, only to see his world crash down around him due to a tragedy."

Dreamworks has not given an official reason for the cancellation, but many speculate it was due to the large amount of films about fighters as of late.