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Eminem to Return to Big Screen in Remake of TV Western

6/14/2006 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DETROIT (AP) -- Eminem will return to the big screen in an updated version of the television Western "Have Gun -- Will Travel."

Paramount Pictures has extended an 18-month option on the property to develop it as a vehicle for the Detroit rapper, Daily Variety reported Tuesday. The show debuted on CBS in 1957 and ran until 1963. Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, has committed to shoot the role and is excited about his latest opportunity, Interscope Records spokesman Dennis Dennehy told The Associated Press. Dennehy did not provide additional details.

The concept of the series will be updated to contemporary times and feature Eminem playing a bounty hunter, Daily Variety said. The 33-year-old Grammy-winning rapper rose to stardom with best-selling CDs, deeply personal lyrics and a starring role in the 2002 film "8 Mile." Eminem is also expected to be involved in producing the soundtrack of the new film.

"Have Gun -- Will Travel" starred Richard Boone, who earned Emmy nominations in 1959 and 1960 for his portrayal of gunfighter-for-hire Paladin.

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Hillarie    

That is totally Kool for Eminem to be doing a movie again. I can't wait for it to hit theaters, I'm going to be the first person in line.

3053 days ago
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julie    

Glad marshall is coming back with two real tradgedies behind him it,s good to see his face...we were wondering

3045 days ago
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Dawn    

Maybe he is doing a remake of brokeback mountain. He is soooooooooooooooo gay.

3041 days ago
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Cat Erickson    

If he really wants a vehicle for his talents, how about a (new) musical? I'm writing one with rap/hiphop 'songs,' like Hair from the Hood :)

3026 days ago

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