Eminem is going to be a part of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in a major way. The hip hop icon produced a satirical comedy that’s due to premiere as the Midnight Madness Opening Night Film next month.
Starring Calum Worthy, Charlamagne Tha God, Debra Wilson, Jackie Long and Anthony Michael Hall, Bodied is produced by Em and directed by notable music video producer Joseph Kahn. The film will focus on race relations as an awkward, white graduate student (Worthy) is submerged into the world of battle rap as part of his thesis on hip hop culture. Sound at all familiar?
Eminem’s 2002 8 Mile rap movie is still a fan favorite, so a new flick from the legend about white people not exactly fitting into the world of hip hop could be exciting. Not to mention, a few other real-life lyrical battle rap monsters are set to appear in Bodied, including Loaded Lux and Hollow Da Don.
Bodied hits 2017 TIFF on Thursday, Sept 7. Check out the first trailer up top.