“Sons of Anarchy” creator/exec producer Kurt Sutter has pitched the boxing film “Southpaw” and DreamWorks Pictures has acquired it says Deadline.
The project is designed as a star vehicle for Eminem who will play a fast-rising welterweight boxer who brawls his way to the title, only to see his world crash down around him due to tragedy. He then fights to reclaim past glory for his young daughter.
Eminem’s Shady Films will produce. Sutter, who plans to finish the script before getting to work on a fourth season of ‘Anarchy’, says “in a way, this is a continuation of the 8 Mile story, but rather than a literal biography, we are doing a metaphorical narrative of the second chapter of his [Eminem] life.”