The star's semi-autobiographical big screen debut is named after a dividing line between neighbourhoods in Detroit...

Eminem‘s much anticipated semi-autobiographical big screen debut will be called ‘8 MILE’.

After being known through much of production as ‘The Untitled Detroit Project’, producer Brian Glazer revealed that ‘8 Mile’ was taken from 8 Mile Road, seen as a dividing line between white and black neighbourhoods in Eminem‘s native Detroit.

Glazer also denied rumours that Eminem was having an affair with Oscar winner Kim Basinger, who plays his mother in the film.