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article imageMovie on hold as Eminem focuses on music

By Owen Weldon     May 11, 2012 in Entertainment
Hip-hop star Eminem has decided to put his boxing movie 'Southpaw' on hold. It seems that the rapper will be focusing on his music instead.
Last year Eminem announced that he was going to star in the movie 'Southpaw,' which is about a welterweight boxer who is trying to get his life back on track, as well as his career back on track.
According to KESQ, the rapper did seek out film incentives for Michigan for the first quarter of 2012 via a bill called "Untitled MGM Project." However, the financial application was withdrawn. "Talent issue" was the cited reason.
Dennis Dennehy, Eminem's spokesman, said that Eminem is just going to focus on his music for now. Dennehy also said that when the movie finally does get made, then most of the movie will be filmed in Michigan, according to the Houston Chronicle.
According to MTV, the last time Eminem appeared on the big screen was almost 10 years ago when he starred in '8 Mile'. The rapper did make make a few cameos in a few series but has yet to make a return to the big or small screen.
DreamWorks was the film's original distributor shelved the movie back in August. However, in October Sony Pictures decided to pick the movie up and now MGM will make the movie. Antoine Fuqua will direct the movie.
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