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8 Mile  

8 Mile Expected Release Date U.S. : November 2002
Expected Release Date U.K. : 2002
Expected Rental Release Date :

8 Mile :
Marshall Mathers III (Eminem), Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Eugene Byrd, Taryn Manning, Omar Benson Miller
Director :
Curtis Hanson
Written By :
Scott Silver
Producers :
Greg Goodman, Brian Grazer
Other Known Crew Members

8 Mile based on: The life of Eminem, the controversial hip hop artist (however, producers are dismissing that the film is indeed based on the rapper and is a totally different story).
Premise/Synopsis :
Biopic based (loosely) on the life of hip hop artist Eminem. The sotory will follow his humble and troubled beginnings in Detroit through to his rise to global fame as a number one selling rap artist..
Genre :

Official Site : No official movie site but is home of the notorious rapper.
Fan Sites :
Trailer : Quicktime
Released By : Universal/ Imagine Entertainment

Status : Shooting

How excited are we : 7 Out Of 10

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Latest updates

14th May 2002: 8 Mile Update:
The film has had its release dealyed until November 2002. The reason? Well, it seems Eminem is unhappy with the soundtrack and would like more time to work on it. However, Movieweb has always listed 8 Mile's release as being November..

There are rumours flying around today, particularly at y2hiphop that 8 Mile's release has been pushed back to September from the summer.

The Sun today posted a pic of Kim Basinger with Eminem from 8 Mile. Click here to visit their site and see the image.

Just received a rather interesting email from an anonomous scooper that provides us with some more information from the Eminem starrer 8 Mile;

"Local rapper T.C.Real is making alot of noise on the set. Everyone from Assistant Directors-to X-tras have now heard about this guy. Just check out T.C.Real's moments of stardom in the party store scene were he is playing a drunk, or just whatch him pop his collar in the climax of the movie, the battle scene. T.C.Real has been on the Detroit rap scene for a while, at the Michigan's 2nd Rap Achievment Award Show, T.C.Real was nominated and won best Up and Coming male rap Artist. Also Curtis Hason has let it be known that the premiere will be here in Detroit."

The trailer is now up for this pretty gritty looking drama over at the Apple site. Features a new Eminem track too. Check it out.


The Untitled Detroit Project now has a title, 8 Mile, named after Detroit's 8 Mile Road, which is the division between the city's white and black districts. Kim Basinger has teamed up with her LA Confindential director Curtis Hanson to play Eminem's Mum in the film, but studio bosses are now dismissing the rumour that this will be based on the life of the controversial rapper. This will be a totally different film. Check out the two stills below from the Detroit set.

Images (c) Universal

Also cast in the film is Brittany Murphy, who has appeared in recent movies Cherry Falls, Girl Interrupted, Riding In Cars With Boys and the upcoming Don't Say A Word. She will play a character named Alex. Mekhi Phifer (Clockers, 'O') will also appear as 'Future'.

Producers are heading for a Summer 2002 release.

Updated : 27/7/01
It had to happen sooner or later but this is not another film that's being put together for the sake of quickly making a Hollywood studio millions of the back of a current 'hot' star. Sure the thought must be at the back of their minds, but Eminem has a pretty colourful past and after watching a documentary of the controversial rapper's life on MTV the other week, I actually thought to myself, hey, this would make one hell of a movie.

There's even an Oscar winning director attached too at the moment in the form of Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential and Wonderboys). The film will be distributed by Universal and produced by (surprisingly) Imagine Entertainment.

Eminem is to play himself in the film, although his character may go by another name. Hardcore rap outfit D12, of which Eminem is also a member, will also appear.

A Detroit shoot is penciled in for September of this year and Universal will open a production office in Detroit sometime during August. The 'Untitled Detroit Project' as it is currently known will be the first major movie since Out Of Sight to be shot in the Motor City.

Both Eminem and Dr. Dre are to write at least four new tracks for the movie's soundtrack which will be released early next year. Eminem will also re-record some his previous hits.

Date Page Created : 27/7/2001 Date Last Updated : 12/3/2001

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