The set-up of Bodied, another film about a thin white battle rapper, is reminiscent of Eminem’s 8 Mile. Maybe obviously, Eminem is a producer of the film, which is directed by Joseph Kahn.
It was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last week and the response from fans seemed eminent. The only drawback according to them was that it lacked “original music”.
Luckily for us, this won’t exactly be the case. Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Kahn said that he anticipates that the film’s soundtrack will highlight new music from both Em and Dr. Dre.
“By the time it’s bought and ready for distribution, Eminem will contribute a number of songs to the soundtrack,” the chief director said. “They (Eminem and manager Paul Rosenburg) have enlisted Dr. Dre for a couple of songs.”
It seems like Slim Shady is heading back to his routes. His songs will definitely bring old 8 Mile fans some memories of their beloved movie.
And all of these come after the rumors that Eminem may release his 9th studio album. Defiant Ones executive, Allan Hughes clarified that “Dre records every day. Literally, he’s in there recording songs every day.
He’s like Picasso in that way. He’s always painting. Right now he’s producing, in the 11th hour, a track for Eminem’s latest album.”
The film Bodied is based around Adam (played by Callum Worthy), a white and skinny guy who burrows himself into the world of battle rappers of different races and cultures.
Most of them reject him for his appearance but he is dedicated to proving them all wrong.
Most reviewers have favoured the movie for its intense rap battles and differentiations in races.
As Indie Wire‘s Eric Kohn writes: “It may be overlong and uneven, but it’s still the most subversive movie about hip hop ever made, one of the most exciting modern portraits of race relations period, and a daring assault on white liberal privilege that checks it from the inside out.”
“Even if you have no interest in rap battling, Bodied will suck you in and send you spinning with the battles. You’ll love seeing words used as weapons, and you’ll never stop considering the wounds they inflict.” Matt Goldberg from Collider reports.
Judging by the reviews, it is safe to say that the film doesn’t lack action, a feature that will certainly allure many.
Khan, the director of the film has made a name for himself mostly for directing video clips of famous celebrities. He has contributed for artists such as Eminem, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.
Until now, there are no signs of whether the film will be released worldwide, to a wider audience.
Below you can view the trailer of the movie.
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