The Oscar-winner appears in the movie based around the rapper's colourful life...

KIM BASINGER is to play the role of EMINEM‘s mother in the forthcoming film based loosely around his life.

The role in ‘The Untitled Detroit Project’ will see Basinger team up again with filmmaker Curtis Hanson, the man who directed her in 1997’s ‘LA Confidential’ a role which saw her pick up a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

According to hollywoodreporter.com, filming will begin in Detroit on October 18. It will be Eminem‘s first feature, described as “as an honest but provocative fictional examination of a critical month in the life of a young man named Jimmy (Eminem) as he searches for identity and a sense of purpose”.

It is unclear how closely Eminem‘s fictional relationship with Basinger will mirror his feuding relationship with his own mother Debbie Mathers .