Saturday, September 23, 2017
Eminem-Produced Film Received Well at Toronto Film Festival
A former sergeant of operations for the Israel Defense Forces, Iftach Jacob now resides in Canada where he supports a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada. Beyond his professional and charitable endeavors, Iftach Jacob enjoys listening to music and counts rapper Eminem as one of his favorite artists.
Best known for his ability behind the microphone, Eminem earned critical acclaim for his lead role in the film 8 Mile, which is loosely based on his upbringing. The film was released in 2002 and, although the rapper hasn't taken on any major film roles since, he recently produced the film Bodied, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to positive reviews.
Directed by Joseph Kahn, the film, like 8 Mile, focuses on the battle-rap scene, but uses it as a vehicle for addressing present-day racial tensions in the United States. It stars Disney Channel alumnus Calum Worthy as Adam, a talented white male with an affinity for battle rap, and includes appearances by Anthony Michael Hall, Debra Wilson, and Charlamagne Tha God. There is no official release date for the film yet, but it has been confirmed that both Eminem and Dr. Dre will be featured on the soundtrack.