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Rapper Eminem eyeing possible film role

In this Jan. 31, 2010, file photo, rapper Eminem performs at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles)

January 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Rapper Eminem is considering returning to the big screen in a possible film role, according to published reports.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rap star is set to star in a crime thriller called, "Random Acts of Violence."

Eminem's publicist confirmed to The Associated Press that the Grammy- and Oscar-winning performer could be in the film but that "nothing was set in stone."

The publicist said a start date was not finalized.

Eminem hasn't starred in a film since 2002's "8 Mile." His latest record, "Recovery," was the top-seller for 2010.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.