Eminem’s first movie since “8 Mile” is one step closer to happening.
The director, who is currently shooting a biopic in China, is in talks to board the pugilist picture, which is hoping for a fall start.
The “Southpaw” script by Kurt Sutter tells of a welterweight champ who punches his way back to glory after a tragedy.
The studio picked up the project in December when another boxing movie, “The Fighter,” was burning up the box office and awards season buzz.
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