At some point Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, was going to take the lead role in Antoine Fuqua’s 2015 boxing drama “Southpaw”. Instead the role eventually went to Jake Gyllenhaal whose beefed up physique has gotten him the attention his acting rarely does (P.S. He was phenomenal in 2014’s crime thriller “Nightcrawler”).
Wish Eminem took the role. Not that anyone is dying to see him on the big screen again since “8 Mile” (P.S. really great hip hop flick IMHO) or his blink-and-you-miss cameo in 2009’s Judd Apatow dud “Funny People”. Just that it would’ve maybe saved us the atrocity that is this is new track “Phenomenal” from the soundtrack.
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