Dreamworks Gives Up On Eminem’s “Southpaw”

Dreamworks has scrapped plans for the boxing drama “Southpaw” which would see Eminem returning to the screen for the first time since 2002’s “8 Mile” reports Deadline.

Eminem would play 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. The drama is about his fight to reclaim past glory for himself and his young daughter.

Antoine Fuqua was to direct from a script by “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter with shooting to begin in January. Now, the studio has gave the project back to the filmmakers to set up elsewhere which is what they are trying to do.