Eminem is considered to be the greatest rapper of all time, but the Detroit-born artist comes from humble beginnings, as seen in his 2002 semi-autobiographical film, 8 Mile. Now over 20 years later, the Academy Award-winning film is being adapted into a "modern" TV show.
Speaking on BigBoyTV, 50 Cent revealed that an 8 Mile TV show adaptation is in the works, saying:
I’m gonna bring his 8 Mile to television. We’re in motion. It’s gonna be big. I ain’t got no duds. I’m battin’ a hundred, I’m battin’ a hundred.
Shortly after the interview, he shared an Instagram post of the news from an article with the caption:
Yeah and you thought I was PLAYING around, I'm so serious man! this is gonna be crazy.
Known to his fans as 'Slim Shady,' Eminem was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest artists of the 21st century. 50 Cent believes that the show is necessary for people to understand how remarkable Eminem's career is, stating:
I think it should be there for his legacy because it’s important to me that they understand it.
Although the G-Unit founder didn't disclose any details about the upcoming show, he explained to Big Boy that the story will focus on the younger years of Eminem, comparing it to Peacock's new series, Bel-Air, which is a reimagined version of the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
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 and the temperament of the characters.
50 Cent will be hoping to replicate the same success he's had with Power, the highly acclaimed Starz drama series that he produced. Furthermore, 8 Mile was a major success that grossed $242 million against a $41 million budget. Eminem also went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song for 'Lose Yourself', and the accompanying soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum.