Its been fifteen years since Eminem documented his own rap-battle roots in 8 Mile, and now he is returning to filmmaking with Bodied.
The film is billed as an "exploration of the world's most artistically brutal sport" with a satirical take on race relations in the US, and the first look certainly pulls no punches.
The trailer focuses on a white twenty something trying to break into the underground scene. And before you say that sounds all too familiar, this time round Eminem will be remaining behind the scenes as a producer.
Instead you come face-to-face with characters Megaton and MC Goggles, with a voiceover that states: "how sensitive the climate is towards racism and appropriation."
Our #TIFF17 Midnight Madness Opening Night Film is @JosephKahn's BODIED, with Anthony Michael Hall, Debra Wilson, @cthagod and @CalumWorthy. pic.twitter.com/MNZ6C2Vkiy— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) August 1, 2017
The film is based on a script by Alex "Kid Twist" Larsen, and will be directed by Joseph Kahn who has produced music videos for the likes of Dr. Dre and Wu-Tang Clan.
Charlemagne tha God, Debra Wilson, Anthony Michael Hall, Shoniqua Shandai, Alter Perez, Rory Uphold, Jackie Long, and Callum Worthy will star in the film, alongside a roster of rappers such as Loaded Lux, Dizaster, Dumbfoundead and Hollow Da Don.
Bodied will premiere on 7 September at the Toronto International Film Festival.