NME has recently interviewed Welsh actor and director Craig Roberts. In an interview Roberts talked about how Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ inspired his first ever directed movie:
Interviewer: Where did the idea for Just Jim come from?
Craig Roberts: “Strangely it came from Eminem‘s song ‘Lose Yourself’. The lyric: “Best believe somebody’s paying the pied piper” seeped into my brain and got me obsessed with the pied piper story. Emile Hirsch’s character was essentially created from that: he comes in, helps this person out, feels he isn’t rewarded and then goes crazy.”