Rapper and producer 50 Cent has announced that he is working on a television adaptation of the 2002 film 8 Mile, which was based on Eminem’s life. The Power producer made the announcement during an appearance on Big Boy TV, stating that he is collaborating with Eminem to bring the series to the small screen. 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, also stated that the series would provide a “backstory” and showcase Eminem’s younger years.
8 Mile, which was directed by Curtis Hanson, starred Eminem in a story loosely based on his life and rise to stardom. The film follows the character of Jimmy, a white rapper that uses the stage name B-Rabbit and his journey to launch his hip-hop career. The film also starred Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, among others. Eminem won an Oscar for Best Original Song, “Lose Yourself.”
This is not the first time 50 Cent has delved into the world of television production. He is also known for his work on the hit series Power, and recently announced that he is expanding the BMF universe with three spinoffs in the works at Starz. With the announcement of the 8 Mile adaptation, it seems that 50 Cent is continuing to make a name for himself in the world of television production, and fans are excited to see what he has in store.