Confirmation of Eminem's involvement in the upcoming comedy "Funny People" has come out in form of a production still. Published by MTV, the first look at the Grammy-winning rapper's cameo sees him having a chat at a Hollywood restaurant with dying stand-up comedian George Simmons, who is played by Adam Sandler. Though the photo serves as a confirmation, it is still unclear what kind of role Eminem tackles in the feature film.
Earlier, the 36-year-old confessed to VIBE magazine that he is taking a part in the comedy movie and has just done the filming for his cameo. "I just did a cameo a few months ago with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen in a Judd Apatow produced film. It's called Funny People," he said. "I kinda do a little cameo in that which was fun by the way. And 8 Mile was not a fun movie to shoot."
Meanwhile, in an interview with MTV, director/producer/writer Judd Apatow has addressed Eminem's cameo. When asked about working with the rapper, Apatow told the entertainment network, "I was scared to pitch jokes to him then I realized his songs are as nasty as anything that has ever been spoken. There is no way to offend him."
"Funny People" is the latest comedy movie from Judd Apatow, the director of "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up". Telling the story of a comedian who has a near-death experience, it pairs up Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, and is supported by Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman and Jonah Hill. It is set to hit U.S. theaters on July 31.