Eminem Is Producing A Battle Rap Satire Film Filled With Social Commentary (Video)

BY BONITA • OCTOBER 8, 2018

It’s been nearly 18 years to the date since 8 Mile hit theaters, a film which solidified Eminem’s place in the pop-culture zeitgeist. At the time of its debut, Eminem was several months removed from the release of The Eminem Show, his fourth studio album and one that would eventually release a diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association Of America. Eminem would become an Oscar winner thanks to “Lose Yourself,” which featured prominently on 8 Mile‘s soundtrack. The film, which co-starred Eminem alongside Mekhi Phifer, the late Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon, Kim Basinger and others, was also important in bringing Battle Rap to a mainstream audience; Eminem plays “B-Rabbit,” a Detroit battle rapper whose dedication to the craft is tested several times over.

Now, it’s 2018, and Marshall Mathers is bringing Battle Rap back to the silver screen. On November 2, select theaters will begin screening Bodied, a satirical look at the goings-on of the Battle-Rap world. Produced by Eminem and directed by venerated music-video director Joseph Khan (whose work on Eminem’s “Without Me” earned him a Grammy Award), the film follows “Adam Merkin” (played by Calum Worthy) as he accidentally puts forth a winning performance in his first battle. His nemesis is “Behn Grym” (played by Real Husbands of Hollywood’s Jackie Long) and together, the two launch insults at one another as they compete for the crown.

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