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EMINEM is set to star in a biopic feature film based around his life.

The movie will be overseen by Brian Grazer, a producer best known for light-hearted family hits such as the Eddie Murphy vehicle ‘The Nutty Professor’ and Jim Carrey’s ‘The Grinch’.

According to hip hop website [url=], Grazer said it would be a “‘Purple Rain’ kind of movie”, referring to Prince’s quasi-autobiographical 1984 picture. “It’s a hip movie, loosely based on Eminem’s life, growing up in Detroit, and the edgy story of his life,” he added.

Grazer also said that he has contacted Eminem about the film, but that pre-production is still at an early stage.