Eminem has already achieved sports-movie immortality thanks to the rap-battle scenes in 8 Mile, and he was originally cast as the lead of Training Day director Antoine Fuqua’s forthcoming boxing movie Southpaw. Instead, the movie got made with Jake Gyllenhaal as the star. (It’s also got a pretty impressive supporting cast that includes Forrest Whitaker and Rachel McAdams.) But there are still some traces of Eminem in it. For instance, I don’t think 50 Cent would be playing the manager guy if Em wasn’t involved in this movie in some way. And the new trailer also features a shouty new Em song; check it out below.
That didn’t exactly sound like the next “Lose Yourself,” did it?