50 Cent Teases '8 Mile' Television Adaptation


| LAST UPDATE 01/08/2023

By Julia Shepherd
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When it comes to the world of rap, nothing is more iconic than The Shelter. The place where rap battles went down in the movie 8 Mile will forever be marked in Hollywood history. Recent exciting revelations from 50 Cent suggest The Shelter doors may be opening again, this time in a tv-series adaptation of the 2002 movie based loosely on rapper Eminem's life. Here's everything we know so far about this bombshell project...

Appearing on Big Boy TV, rapper 50 Cent took the mic to reveal the exciting news that he is collaborating with Slim himself on an 8 Mile series. "I'm gonna bring his 8 Mile to television. We're in motion," he announced. "It's gonna be big. I ain't got no duds. I'm battin' a hundred, I'm battin' a hundred. I think it should be there for his legacy because it's important to me that they understand it." As for the plotline, the rapper teased that the show would give viewers a further "backstory" to the 8 Mile lead character we grew to love. "It's a modern version. Think of the new version of the French Prince of Bell-Air," he explained. "I wanna be able to show and offer a lot more details — things that you would say in an interview or different things that you've already used that you put out there and stuff like that. You'll see those things kind of surface in the temperament of the characters."

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Shortly after the interview, 50 took to his Instagram to share the news further. "Yeah, and you thought I was PLAYING around, I'm so serious, man! This is gonna be crazy," he captioned the post. While some may be questioning the rapper's producing credibilities, let's not forget the rapper boasts the wildly successful Power series on his resume - proving he's more than up for the job.

For those who forgot - Curtis Hanson directed the original 8 Mile movie, which saw Eminem as the lead, Jimmy. The film followed the white rapper who went by bye B-Rabbit and fought his way to a successful rapping career. The original casting included big names such as Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer, and Brittany Murphy. No word yet on whether any of these legends will be reprising their roles in the adaptation. Stay tuned as news of this project develops.

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