In 2002, '8 Mile' grossed over $100 million at the domestic box office and suggested that Marshall Mathers, AKA Eminem, had serious potential as a leading man. Despite that film's success and his enduring popularity (his latest album, 'Recovery,' recently received ten Grammy nominations), he's yet to return to the silver screen in any major capacity other than his hilarious cameo in 'Funny People'.

Now, according to Deadline, he looks ready to make his return to a theater near you in 'Southpaw,' a drama currently being scripted by Kurt Sutter, the man behind the FX network's biker drama 'Sons of Anarchy.' The premise is a classic rags-to-riches story, following a "welterweight boxer who brawls his way to the title, only to see his world crash down around him due to tragedy." In other words, it sounds like 97.8% of every boxing movie ever made, but something about the concept must have excited Dreamworks, who have picked up the unfinished script, which will be completed by February.
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