Here’s a piece of casting news that’s finally come to fruition. A while back rap artist Eminem stated that he would make an appearance in the upcoming Judd Apatow film, Funny People. Over at MTV they’ve verified this by publishing a production still featuring the musician and the film’s star, Adam Sandler. Funny People opens in theaters nationwide on July 31, so we’ve got until the end of the month to see what the hell Marshall Mathers is doing in the movie.

Check out a photo of Eminem in action after the jump.


I had to post this pic and give some promotional love to a fellow Detroiter (we have a code). No news as to what Eminem’s role will be, but I’m assuming he’s playing himself. He doesn’t look dramatically different, and Sandler’s character is supposed to be a celebrity.

What do you think about Eminem making a cameo in Funny People? Does he have the comedic chops to pull it off?