Eminem will star in the crime thriller Random Acts of Violence, set up at 20th Century Fox, reports Vulture.
Originally conceived as a riff on the video game Grand Theft Autor, writer-director David Von Ancken has taken on the script, which now is a thriller in the vein of The Town or The Departed: An ex-con smarter than his past is fresh out of prison and trying to stay legit – but his efforts are complicated by his old gang who wants him back on the job. So, too, does the FBI, which hopes he’ll wear a wire and bring down the crime syndicate. The ex-con, meanwhile, tries to play both sides against each other long enough to exact revenge against those – on both sides of the law – who sent him to prison in the first place.
The studio is sending the script out to another writer, before most likely bringing back David Von Ancken to direct the project.
No production date has been set.