In 2012, Eminem was offered the lead role in the 2013 science-fiction film Elysium. Em turned it down because director Neill Blomkamp would not change filming location from Los Angeles to Detroit. So Blomkamp moved on to Matt Damon as his next choice.
In 2013 interview with BlogXilla, Matt talked about Eminem: “He would’ve been great in the movie. It would’ve been different and it would totally change the movie. It would’ve been different and really interesting. In ‘8 Mile’ he did wonderful job.” Listen to the interview below: