50 Cent has recently appeared on Big Boy TV. During the interview, the world-known artist announced that Eminem’s autobiography, 8 Mile, would become a television series in the future.
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For those who don’t know, 8 Mile is a drama film detailing how Eminem struggled to become a musician, how he started creating his own music, and his attempt to launch a career in hip hop. The movie was officially released in 2002 and was liked by millions of fans who loved or didn’t love Eminem.
Recently, while teasing fans about the 8 Mile television series, 50 Cent stated that it would not be a copy of the 8 Mile film, adding that it would be on par with Will Smith’s series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He also touched on a little bit of their project and disclosed that it would dive deep into Eminem’s life and his struggles with becoming a musician. There has yet to be any clear information about the cast of the series, as it is unknown whether Eminem will be a part of the series. However, 50 Cent said:
“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,” the rapper says. “You’ll see those things kind of surface and the temperament of the characters.”
Elsewhere, the musician commented Eminem 8 Mile television series: ““I think it should be there for his legacy, because if you don’t see… it’s important to me that they understand it.”
8 Mile’s Affect On Eminem
When the film first went to the white screen, it became a huge box-office success, as it gained over $243 million from all over the world, even though it only took $41 million to make. In addition, over $54 million came on the film’s opening weekend in the United States.
Furthermore, the drama film also received a lot of awards and honors because of its success. BMI honored Eminem in the Film Award for Music category, while the rapper received Best Male Performance by MTV Movie Awards. In addition, the 50-year-old rapper also gained Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song category for his hit song Lose Yourself, which was also used in the film.