Eminem to star as ex-con and boxer in two films

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2011, 19:04 PM IST

Los Angeles: Rap superstar Eminem is all set to channel his anger into a crime thriller by starring as an ex-con who struggles to stay out of trouble in `Random Acts of Violence`.

The `Love The Way You Lie` hitmaker`s Shady Films will produce the movie to be directed by David Von Ancken, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The 38-year-old hip hop star will also be starring in `Southpaw`, playing the role of an upcoming boxer who when faced by a personal tragedy has to compromise on his dreams.

Eminem made his acting debut in 2002 with the semi-
autobiographical film, 8 Mile.