In the latest episode of the Hollywood Gold podcast, Film and movie Todd Lieberman revealed that Eminem was initially producers’ top choice to star as boxer Micky Ward in 2010 movie The Fighter along with Christian Bale as his brother but it eventually went to Mark Wahlberg.
During the almost an hour interview, Todd said: “Many rewrites later, we started getting some direct attraction and Brad Weston, who is a formidable producer and studio executive and also kind of legend in the business, was at Paramount at that time and giant fan of the movie, the first person that we thought would star in this film, was Eminem. Eminem was going to be Micky Ward!”
“The first person that we thought would star in this film, was Eminem. Eminem was going to be Micky Ward!” – Todd Lieberman (Feb. 17, 2023)
“That was a moment in time where he had come off with 8 Mile movie and he was interested in making movies and he wanted to do a boxing movie and that was something we pursued from and there was real life in that for a minute” – He added.
You can listen to the interview below and also check the 7 incredible movies Eminem turned down a leading role.