Jake Gyllenhaal Fights Back in First TV Spot for 'Southpaw' Drama
by Ethan Anderton
April 30, 2015
If you're into boxing, then you probably know that there's a big fight heading into the ring this weekend with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao finally making good on the fight fans have wanted for years. But for those of us who only care about boxing when there's a compelling character with a story to be told in a motion picture, we have a new TV spot for Antoine Fuqua's forthcoming boxing drama Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal. In fact, this TV spot will actually air during the big fight this weekend, to hit the boxing audience at the perfect time. It's basically a condensed version of the trailer we've seen. Watch it!
Here's the first TV spot for Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw from The Weinstein Company:
You can still watch the first trailer for Southpaw right here.
Southpaw is directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer, Olympus Has Fallen, Shooter, Training Day) and written by Kurt Sutter ("Sons of Anarchy" and "The Shield"). Jake Gyllenhaal plays Junior Middleweight Champion Billy “The Great” Hope, a lefty champ who loses his wife, daughter and life as he knows it after a personal tragedy, forcing him to literally fight his way to redemption. Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and more star in the film which will hit theaters on July 31st late this summer.