Eminem hires out cinema for fan screenings of ‘Bodied’

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Eminem hires out cinema for fan screenings of ‘Bodied’

The 46-year-old star announced that he’s putting on two special screenings for those in his hometown in Michigan to catch the flick.

US rapper Eminem. Picture: AFP

LONDON – Eminem has kindly booked a cinema for two nights this weekend so fans can watch his new movie Bodied.The rapper-and-filmmaker is co-executive producer of the satire, helmed by Joseph Kahn, about university student Adam (Calum Worthy), who gets embroiled in tense race relations on campus when he writes a controversial thesis on the rap battle scene.On Thursday, the 46-year-old star – who starred in the hit 2002 blockbuster as the struggling rapper B-Rabbit in 8 Mile – announced that he’s putting on two special screenings for those in his hometown in Michigan to catch the flick.The Lose Yourself hitmaker – whose real name is Marshall Mathers III – tweeted alongside a promo for the event: “DETROIT! Come through and get #BODIED! I bought out the theater, so tickets on me for the Friday Saturday @BodiedMovie 6:40pm screenings at the AMC 30 in Sterling Heights. First come first serve. Hit the link for tickets elsewhere. http://shady.sr/BodiedMovieShowings … (sic)”

DETROIT! Come through and get #BODIED! I bought out the theater, so tickets on me for the Friday Saturday @BodiedMovie 6:40pm screenings at the AMC 30 in Sterling Heights. First come first serve. Hit the link for tickets elsewhere. https://t.co/5uDTriSQB7 pic.twitter.com/50cwfhMe5K— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) November 1, 2018

Kahn – who is best known for directing music videos – co-wrote Bodied with Toronto battle rapper Alex Kid Twist Larsen.Eminem joined the production at the last minute.Khan explained previously: “I always had it in the back of my mind that he was going to come on board at some point.”But you don’t want to go to Em and ask for money or an endorsement on something as big as battle rap, because everybody asks him for things.”So I made the movie, showed it to him, and he loved it. “Then he decided to come on board, and he helped us put the deal together.”Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg also received a producing credit on the project, which premiered at the Toronto International film festival last September.The cast also features Charlamagne Tha God, Debra Messing Jackie Long, Shoniqua Shondai and Walter Perez.

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