According to The Tracking Board, music video impresario Joseph Kahn and Eminem are set to release a battle rap satire film Bodied later this year. The movie’s premise is to explore race relations. The production team is withholding many other details about the story at press time. The film is being shown at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Kahn’s résumé spans almost 30 years in the directing films with a client list including Missy Elliott, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Dr. Dre, U2, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift. The film’s screenwriter — and battle champion — Kid Twist developed the story with Kahn features the battle circuit mainstays Dizaster, Dumbfounded, Loaded Lux, and Hollow Da Don.
Other cast members will include Anthony Michael Hall, Charlamagne Tha God, Callum Worthy, Debra Wilson, and Rory Uphold.
- Bodied, Joseph Kahn, USA, World Premiere (Opening Film)
- Brawl in Cell Block 99, S. Craig Zahler, USA, North American Premiere
- The Crescent, Seth A. Smith, Canada, World Premiere
- The Disaster Artist, James Franco, USA, World Premiere
- Downrange, Ryuhei Kitamura, USA, World Premiere
- Great Choice, Robin Comisar, USA, Canadian Premiere
- Let the Corpses Tan, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Belgium/France, World Premiere
- Revenge, Coralie Fargeat, France, World Premiere
- The Ritual, David Bruckner, UK, World Premiere
- Vampire Clay, Sôichi Umezawa, Japan, World Premiere (Closing Film)