Nine years after proving himself a capable actor in "8 Mile," Eminem is finally ready to return to the big screen, as the controversial rapper plans to star in 20th Century Fox's crime thriller "Random Acts of Violence," according to Vulture.
David Von Ancken ("Seraphim Falls") is attached to direct the project, which has been in development at Fox for more than four years.
The most recent draft of the script (which Von Ancken also did a pass on) reportedly follows an ex-con who tries to stay on the right side of the law after being released from prison. That proves difficult, however, as his former comrades pressure him to return to his criminal ways while the FBI tries to recruit him to bring down the syndicate.
Eminem has been flirting with several film projects lately, but no deals ever materialized, although DreamWorks and screenwriter Kurt Sutter are developing the boxing drama "Southpaw" as a star vehicle for the man known as Slim Shady, whose most recent album was the top-selling album of 2010.
Eminem is represented by ICM and The Schiff Company.