Eminem’s ‘Southpaw’ given green light for production

Updated: Oct 21, 2011, 14:19 PM IST

Washington: Rapper Eminem’s boxing movie ‘Southpaw’ has received a go ahead, two months after DreamWorks film bosses put the project on hold.

Eminem will be acting in the Anotoine Fuqua film, his first since his breakthrough in 2002-rap drama 8 Mile.

The movie will feature the rapper as a welterweight fighter, Contactmusic reported.

Shooting for the film will start next year.