You Won't Believe Eminem's First Acting Role Since 8 Mile

We "Stan" this new acting role for Eminem! Here's everything we know about his first on-screen gig since 8 Mile...

By Alyssa Ray Aug 17, 2021 8:28 PMTags
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We hope you've digested your mom's spaghetti, because we have some casting news that's sure to have you jumping up and down.

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, 50 Cent confirmed that Eminem will have a cameo in his upcoming Starz drama, BMF (a.k.a. Black Mafia Family). And, unlike most of his appearances in TV and film, the "Venom" rapper will not be playing himself, rather, Eminem (born Marshall Mathers) is set to play former teenage FBI informant White Boy Rick.

"Oh yeah i'm bringing the big dogs out," 50 Cent announced on Instagram. "I couldn't do a show based in Detroit without incorporating the legend @eminem. Got him to play white Boy Rick in BMF, this s--t is out of here."

Of course, this is not Eminem's first foray into acting, as he took on the leading role of Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. in 8 Mile. Since then, the Real Slim Shady has played himself for cameos in Entourage, The Interview and Funny People.

2021 TV Premiere Dates

As for 50 Cent's latest TV project? BMF is inspired by the real-life story of brothers Demetrius Flenory and Terry Flenory, the founders of the drug and money laundering organization Black Family Mafia. Demetrius Flenory Jr., the son of Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory, and Da'Vinchi are set to lead the series as Demetrius and Terry, respectively.

Other cast members include Russell HornsbySteve HarrisMichole Briana WhiteAjiona AlexusEric Kofi-Abrefa and Myles Truitt.

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While we wait for more news about BMF, which is set to premiere Sunday, September 26 at 9 p.m. on Starz, check out the other premiere dates you won't want to miss this fall below.

The Bachelorette (ABC) - Oct. 19

Michelle Young gets her chance in the spotlight in a special fall season of The Bachelorette, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 19.

NEW: Queens (ABC) - Oct. 19

Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velasquez star as four former hip hop stars who are reuniting in their 40s in this new ABC drama, premiering Tuesday, Oct. 19.

NEW: Sex, Love & goop (Netflix) - Oct. 21

Gwyneth Paltrow and the goop team are back with a new series, Sex, Love & goop.

The Blacklist (NBC) - Oct. 21

The Blacklist, sans Megan Boone, returns for season nine on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Insecure (HBO) - Oct. 24

The fifth and final season of Insecure will premiere on HBO Oct. 24.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) - Oct. 24

Curb Your Enthusiasm's 11th season will debut Oct. 24 on HBO.

All American (The CW) - Oct. 25

All American returns for a fourth season on Monday, Oct. 25 on The CW.

4400 (The CW) - Oct. 25

In this reboot of the former USA Network drama, 4400 marginalized people who have gone missing over the last century suddenly return, with no memory and no signs of aging. It premieres Monday, Oct. 25. 

Walker (The CW) - Oct. 28

Walker is back for his second season on Thursday, Oct. 28.

Love Life (HBO Max) - Oct. 28

Catch the first three episodes of Love Life season two on HBO Max Oct. 28.

Dr. Who (BBC One/BBC America) - Oct. 31

Jodie Whittaker's final season as the Time Lord will premiere on Halloween.

Dickinson (AppleTV+) - Nov. 5

Hailee Steinfeld takes her final bow as Emily Dickinson in the third and final season of AppleTV+'s Dickinson. 

Gentefied (Netflix) - Nov. 10

Netflix's Gentefied will return with a second season on Nov. 10.

The Flash (The CW) - Nov. 16

The Flash is back for season eight on Tuesday, Nov. 16. 

Riverdale (The CW) - Nov. 16

The grown-up kids of Riverdale return on Tuesday, Nov. 16 for season six.

Hanna (Amazon Prime Video) - Nov. 24

Amazon Prime Video's action-packed series Hanna returns for a third season on Nov. 24.

Selling Sunset - Nov. 24

Season four of Netflix's popular series returns Nov. 24.

12 Dates of Christmas (HBO Max) - Nov. 25

Three new singles seek out someone special to bring home for the holidays in HBO Max's 12 Dates of Christmasreturning for season two on Nov. 25. 

Emily in Paris (Netflix) - Dec. 22

Say bonjour to season two of Emily in Paris, premiering on Netflix on Dec. 22. 

The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+) - Dec. 29

Disney+'s newest Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett, will premiere before the New Year: Dec. 29, to be exact.

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