Eminem Reportedly in Talks for ‘Sex-Themed’ Movie Role
Other than an amusing cameo in Judd Apatow's 'Funny People' and a recent Vinny Chase punch-out on 'Entourage,' Eminem has shied away from the acting world since his turn in 2002's '8 Mile.' That looks like it's about to change, though. With Em's return to musical dominance complete, the Detroit rapper is reportedly eying an upcoming Rachel Weisz film for his Hollywood comeback.
Production Weekly, a Hollywood trade publication, used Twitter to break news of talks between Eminem and the studios about a role in the upcoming "sex-themed drama," which is entitled '360.' Producers have already signed contracts with Rachel Weisz and Anthony Hopkins to play parts in the Fernando Meirelles-directed picture. Frances McDormand, the actress that won the 1996 Best Actress Oscar for her role in 'Fargo,' is also rumored to be in talks for a starring role.
It's unknown what specific part Eminem would play in the film, but the screenplay is inspired by an Arthur Schnitzler play entitled 'Reign' that features multiple short scenes depicting couples either before or after a sexual encounter.
Notably, Production Weekly removed the tweet from its account after blogs and news outlets began reporting on the news. This means that the publication either leaked information prematurely or didn't have substantial proof that the news was true and decided to back pedal.