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Eminem might retire his boxing gloves and pass them on to Jake Gyllenhaal in upcoming boxing drama “Southpaw”. Thewrap.com reports that the “End of Watch” actor is in talks to take on the role as a welterweight boxer who fights to reclaim his past glory and win back the affection of his young daughter. Shady stepped out of the projected to focus on his music career and will soon embark on a nationwide tour, fresh on the heels of newly released album, “MMLP2”.

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Jake Gyllenhaal

The Weinstein Company will ensure the project continues with Antoine Fuqua tapped to serve behind the lens. “Sons of Anarchy” scribe Kurt Sutter will to pen script. Gyllenhaal will next be seen in “Enemy” and “Nightcrawler”.