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Eminem NOT Staring in GTA Movie, Rockstar Says No Movie Was Ever Discussed

Posted By on February 6, 2008

Rumors had been going around that a 'Grand Theft Auto" movie was in the works and Eminem was going to star in it. Variety reported that "a deal was virtually in place with one of the six major movie studios" to begin development of a "GTA" movie, possibly starring Eminem. But the deal, according to the report, fell through for unknown reasons.

Dan Houser, the V-P of creative at RockStar Games, said no movie ever was in the works. "Not as far as we are concerned," he said. "Some movie producers were trying to put something together to entice us to make a movie, as studios and production teams frequently have done in the past. This proposal was no more interesting than the numerous others we receive. We never entertained proceeding with the project." Houser also went on to say "Rockstar was not involved in this project in any way, shape or form," he wrote — but he also nixed the plans for any upcoming movie based on the series. "It is not something we are currently interested in." Requests for Comment from Eminem's Camp were unanswered at press time.