Rapper Eminem has sold the film rights of his life story to Universal Pictures' Imagine Entertainment, which will release a full-length feature loosely based on the Detroit musician's life.
While the rapper's publicist, Dennis Dennehy, said the 27-year old Eminem (born Marshall Mathers) is likely to appear in the film, "the details are still being hammered out."
So far, the film's producers include Dr. Dre, Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine, Paul Rosenberg (Eminem's manager), as well as music executive Steve Stoute. Whether Eminem and Dr. Dre will rap in the film is uncertain, Dennehy said. A release date for the film has not been set.
Tuesday, the Hollywood Reporter reported that the film would include a few musical sequences. "This story isn't an autobiography," producer Brian Grazer told the trade publication, "but it is rooted in reality. You can extract some good dramatic stuff out of the world he came from."
The troubled rapper whose latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP, sold 1.76 million copies in its first week was arraigned Wednesday and Thursday on four criminal weapons charges.