Producer Brian Grazer
(The Nutty Professor
, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
) told Access Hollywood
that he has recruited rapper Eminem
to star in a film similar to Prince
's 1984 semiautobiographical pic Purple Rain
. "It's a hip movie, loosely based on Eminem's life, growing up in Detroit an edgy story of his life," Grazer said.