In a bid to outdo streaming services, YouTube acquires Bodied movie by Eminem

19 . Jan . 2018
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The world of streaming is changing every minute, and it is becoming a task to catch the eye of the audiences literally, as more and more streaming services are popping up. Taking cognizance of the increasing efforts of streaming services to procure better content, YouTube has entered the race with Eminem’s film Bodied.

The Grammy winner’s satirical movie is inspired by hip-hop and will also have a preview at the Sundance Film Festival this year on January 21. The film will also have a theatrical release this year. Apart from that, Bodied will also play on YouTube Red, the streaming subscription service.

A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession. The film stars Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Shoniqua Shondai, Walter Perez, Rory Uphold, Dizaster, Dumbfoundead, Hollow Da Don and Charlamagne Tha God. Bodied is also co-written by former Toronto battle rapper Alex Larsen (aka Kid Twist). Adi Shankar and Jil Hardin are also producers. Brain Mantia and Melissa Reese have given the music for the film.

Continuing with its acquisition race, Amazon is eyeing this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In the last year’s edition, the streaming service purchased The Big Sick reportedly for $12 million, which went on to make more than $42 million.

The Sundance Film Festival kicked off yesterday and will continue up till January 28.

You can watch Bodied trailer here: