Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 31 January 2015

Eminem set to return to acting?

Eminem is reportedly in talks to star in a new crime thriller
Eminem is reportedly in talks to star in a new crime thriller

Eminem could be planning a return to acting with a new film role.

The rapper - who made his movie debut in the semi-autobiographical 8 Mile nine years ago - is in talks to star in crime thriller Random Acts of Violence, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The film has been in development at Fox for more than four years, and the script has reportedly gone through multiple drafts.

The most recent version apparently features an ex-con just released from prison who is trying to stay on the right side of the law despite pressure from his former associates.

But at the same time, the FBI is trying to recruit him to bring down his old gang.

Writer-director David Von Ancken, who has worked on David Duchovny's hit TV show Californication, is in talks to direct.

Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers III, is currently riding high on the success of his most recent album Recovery - the top-selling album of 2010.

The 38-year-old rapper has only made a few acting cameo appearances since his starring role in 8 Mile in 2002.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aquarius:

This is a great time to go shopping. You'll find some clothes, furniture or artwork that seems tailor made to your taste. Don't worry about spending more money than usual. The things you buy will give you years of pleasure. If you're looking for work, volunteer at a charitable organisation that is close to your heart. This will lead to a paying position that is emotionally fulfilling. You're tired of dead end jobs that leave you cold. It's time to move in a more rewarding direction.More