Jake Gyllenhaal Takes a Beating in Trailer for Fuqua's 'Southpaw'
by Ethan Anderton
March 27, 2015
"I can't lose my daughter. I'll give you my everything." We'd already gotten a first look at a ripped Jake Gyllenhaal for his role in Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama Southpaw, but now that the first trailer has arrived, it's clear that this isn't just another boxing movie. Gyllenhaal plays a champion who has his life torn away form him piece by piece, leaving him a shell of the man he used to be. There's a really meaty story here, and the redemption that Gyllenhaal's character seeks isn't just for boxing glory. This is a summer release, but I hope this ends up getting Gyllehaal the Oscar nomination he didn't get for Nightcrawler.
Here's the first trailer for Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw from YouTube:
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 this summer.