Grapevine: Eminem to helm ‘Southpaw’ soundtrack
Eminem to produce ‘Southpaw’ soundtrack
The soundtrack to the upcoming film “Southpaw” — which stars an impressively ripped Jake Gyllenhaal as boxer Billy “The Great” Hope — will be released in July on Eminem’s Shady Records. A new song by Eminem, “Phenomenal,” appears in the film’s trailer, and Em handled executive producer duties on the soundtrack himself. Early on in the film’s development, Em was attached to star in the film in the Gyllenhaal role, which would have marked his first starring turn since “8 Mile.” A snippet of “Phenomenal,” which was produced by DJ Khalil, can be heard in a new Beats by Dre commercial that features Golden State Warriors forward (and former Michigan State star) Draymond Green. “Southpaw,” which also stars Rachel McAdams and was directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”), is due in theaters July 24.
Madonna postpones ‘Rebel Heart’ tour opener
Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” tour is going to beat its first beat a little later than expected. The Material Girl (she hates it when she’s called that) is backing up the kickoff of her tour by 10 days and rescheduling the first five engagements of the tour, she announced this week. “"As my fans already know, the show has to be perfect,” Madonna said in a statement. “Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realized. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause my fans. I can promise you this show will be worth the wait. Can’t wait to share it with all my Rebel Hearts out there.” Dates in Miami, Atlanta and San Juan, Puerto Rico are being reshuffled to January 2016, and the tour is now scheduled to launch Sept. 9 in Montreal. The pop superstar’s Oct. 1 show at Joe Louis Arena — which should be fun given Madonna’s recent comments about Michigan — is unaffected by the shake-up.
Witherspoon to star in Tinker Bell movie
Reese Witherspoon, who can currently be seen on screen opposite Sofia Vergara in “Hot Pursuit,” will star as Tinker Bell in Disney’s upcoming live action “Tink,” Variety reported Friday. Witherspoon will also produce the film, which is being written by Victoria Strouse (“Finding Dory”). The movie is said to follow the “Maleficent” path and take a “the story you didn’t know” approach to the well-known character. “Tink” is not to be confused with the upcoming “Pan,” which opens in October, or any of the other 30,000 retellings of the “Peter Pan” story in popular culture.
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