Expanding his media reach to film, Eminem’s debut will be shown for the first time in Toronto:
- “8 Mile,” filmed entirely in the Detroit area, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as a work in progress, with Eminem and director Curtis Hansen expected to attend.
“Detroit is an art director’s dream,” Los Angeles-based Phil Messina told The Detroit News during the shooting. “There’s so much great stuff to shoot here architecturally — hand-painted signs and great colors. You could do a coffee-table book just on Detroit architecture alone.”
Eminem plays a rapper caught between ambition and anger. The festival begins Thursday, and the film opens Nov. 8. Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger also stars.