Eminem to play ‘White Boy Rick’ in upcoming Starz series

'I couldn’t do a show based in Detroit without incorporating the legend'
Eminem to play ‘White Boy Rick’ in upcoming Starz series
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By , Audacy

It's not quite "The Eminem Show"... but it's close!

Eminem is making his return to acting with a portrayal of Richard Wershe Jr. -- better known as “White Boy Rick” -- in the upcoming Starz drama series "BMF."

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The announcement was made Tuesday morning on Twitter by the project’s producer, 50 Cent, who said he couldn’t very well do a show based in Detroit and not include his longtime friend.

“BMF" chronicles the real-life story of two brothers, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who formed a criminal empire in Detroit called the Black Mafia Family in the 1980s.

Eminem will play Wershe in one episode involving the former FBI informant, who was released from prison after a 32 year-stint behind bars in July of 2020.

“BMF” is set to premiere Sunday, September 26 on Starz.

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