TMZ has recently caught up with the “8 Mile” star Mekhi Phifer shortly after the classic hip-hop battle movie marked its 20th anniversary in 2022. The interviewer asked if there was anything in the works for a new story related to the OG characters of the film and here is how he replied:
“Second part? Sometimes it’s best to leave at one. Sometimes it’s best to leave it alone, once you make a classic, there is no reason to fool around with it. There has not been any conversations about it and it might never happen. Leave the classic alone and it will all be good. Just live with the 8 Mile. It might be interesting what happened next but the story that we told it was all good. I would not be in it. I’m sure Eminem would be in it either.”
Then interviewer asked him if he’s in contact with Em and what’s his favorite work done by Eminem, on which he replied: “I talk to him yeah. About his music. His best work of all time? It’s hard to say. He has done so much great things, so many great things.”
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Couple of months ago, the producer Mike WiLL Made-It suggested the Detroit legend to make the sequel 8 Mile movie.
“Eminem needs to do 8 Mile 2. His story when he got the deal and s–_ went up…” – tweeted the Grammy-award winning producer.
Eminem need to do 8 Mile 2… his story when he got the deal & shxt went up..
— MADE-IT (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) October 6, 2022
8 Mile is a critically acclaimed film with a massive commercial success. It opened at No. 1 in the United States with $51.3 million grossed in its opening weekend and an eventual total of $242.9 million in box office worldwide.