Eminem Produced Film Bodied Will Star Anthony Michael Hall, Debra Wilson, Jackie Long, Charlamagne Tha God, Calum Worthy, Dizaster, and Dumbfoundead
Battle Rap has always been a major part of Eminem‘s life. He’s a fan of the art form and battling led to him meeting Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. It got him a major record deal when he was on the rise and it changed his life forever. In 2002, he boosted the popularity of Battle Rap with his own film loosely based on his life, 8 Mile. Now he has produced a film about Battle Rap with his longtime manager Paul Rosenberg and Adi Shankar titled Bodied.
Bodied has been selected for Midnight Madness Opening Night at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7th. The film is a comedy about a graduate student who causes an outrage when he becomes obsessed with competing in rap battles. Anthony Michael Hall, Debra Wilson, Jackie Long, Charlamagne Tha God, Calum Worthy, and real life battle rappers Dizaster and Dumbfoundead star in the film. It’s directed by Joseph Kahn and he is no stranger to Rap. He’s known for directing music videos for Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang, DMX, Busta Rhymes, and more. The movie is written by Joseph Kahn and Alex “Kid Twist” Larsen.
Watch the first trailer for Bodied below.