MGM & Sony To Acquire “Southpaw”

A partnership of MGM with Sony Pictures distributing have emerged as the frontrunner to score the Antoine Fuqua-directed boxing feature “Southpaw” reports Deadline.

The project marks Eminem’s first movie since 2002’s “8 Mile” and would have him playing a left-handed welterweight champ who punches his way back to glory after a tragedy. “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kirk Sutter penned the script.

DreamWorks was originally developing the film but dropped the project in August. Since then various companies have tried to nab it including Alcon Entertainment and Summit Entertainment.