Have you watched 8 Mile recently and thought, “What I really wish is that it starred a mononymous millennial with sticker book tattoos that likes to party and often looks like she’s been digging through the Spice Girls’ rejected costumes” well then you’re in luck. Deadline says that Sony Pictures has closed a deal for the rights to 23-year-old signer Halsey’s life.
The movie be loosely based on her life, and the hope is that Halsey will star. The 8 Mile comparison wasn’t just me making an obvious joke; sources say that Sony hopes Halsey’s movie will do for her career what 8 Mile did for Eminem.
This all came about after Sony Pictures met with Halsey about the possibility of putting her in a movie, and they all agreed said movie should be about her life. Halsey grew up in New Jersey. Part of her identity is composed of being bisexual, bipolar, and biracial. In 2012, she began posting videos of herself performing covers on social media and YouTube. Eventually she was contacted by record labels when a song she posted to SoundCloud got popular. Halsey also has a bit of acting experience; she has a small part in Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born.
If this movie is Halsey’s 8 Mile, then that means we’re bound to get plenty of backstory. Finally, those of us who care about the unspoken roommate code of ethics will learn exactly what happened in Boulder to make Halsey commit grand mattress larceny. Since this is Halsey’s 8 Mile, that means there will be a big, powerful Lose Yourself moment at the end. The obvious choice is that time Halsey told off her rude fans for blowing up her Twitter mentions. That Oscar is your, Halsey.