Originally Posted by scott free
I'm really looking forward to Elysium, its from the guy who did District 9 which i didnt like, but this story looks like one i can dig, and Matt Damon doesnt do mindless action.
Believe it or not, the directors first choice for the lead was, wait for it... Eminem! can you believe that? I mean yeah, he was surprisingly decent playing himself in 8 Mile, but to cast him as the lead in a brainy actioner?
Its hard to imagine.
I actually think he could be a pretty good actor, if it weren't for the fact that he's already so well known.
I agree he was great in 8 mile. He's "typecast" without hardy acting at all.