Jake Gyllenhaal Takes a Beating in Trailer for Fuqua's 'Southpaw'

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.

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  • David Diaz
    This looks amazing. It's going to evoke strong emotions especially for husbands and fathers.
  • Jon Odishaw
    Only a matter of time before Jake is taking home some hardware
    • ProjectionistHP
      It's kinda weird he haven't yet. Such a over all talent.
    • Tester
      I agree.. but not so sure that it will be for this movie, this looks too generic, we have all seen this before kind of movie.. But I agree, the dude has great talent.
  • ProjectionistHP
    Good trailer, going to be great a great film.
  • ragethorn
  • Mr Chatterbox
    Kurt Sutter is on a roll! Jake is on fire but not sure about the direction - feels very gangster like.
    • Nielsen700
      Gangster like?
      • Mr Chatterbox
        Yeah, it just kinda has that vibe. Guess its the music and seeing 50 cent in there and lets be honest Antoine likes his ganster tales and it seems to be cheapening what might otherwise be an interesting downfall and subsequent rise of a man. Just my opinion.
        • Sky
          • Mr Chatterbox
            Sorry Sky, it's a lovely trailer and everything's peachy.
        • Nielsen700
          I guess they should've just tried to recreate the Rocky score. I hate it when they use that hippity-hopp music the kids like. You know, that hippity-hopp music that's made billions of dollars and been around for over 30 years now. Oh so cheapening...
  • Nielsen700
    Gyllenhaal looks like he'll be great in this!
  • Richie G
    Looks great, but I'm a bit disappointed to know EXACTLY what happens to the wife
    • I disagree. Her death kicks off the story we're going to see unfold, and I don't know how they could have shown it any other way in the trailer.
      • Richie G
        I certainly see your point, but I'm sure they could have alluded to him losing his kid without showing the wife getting shot. You're probably right, I just feel it neuters a great deal of the emotional impact out of that scene and prevents us from caring about the wife as we're just waiting for her to die
        • Kind of the same way we were just waiting for John Wick's dog to die :(
    • SallySpider
      kind of hard to show a trailer for the movie otherwise seeing as thats the central event. so tired of the morons crying about trailers. THEN DONT WATCH THEM
      • Richie G
        Judging from your comments in this thread, you are one very butt hurt individual
  • Qrious
    Dang. This looks epic.
  • Efterklang
    Another trailer that shows way too much
    • Nethanel DeCarmo
      Every boxing film ever
    • SallySpider
      yeah...apparently there's a boxing matching in this movie about a boxer MOVIE RUINED
      • Efterklang
        Sigh.. There are plenty of better crafted trailers that don't show too much, but this one did.
  • JG is making a career of becoming a progressively scarier person.
    • shiboleth
      which is a good thing ...
  • Lagoya
    I love all of Antoine F_ck-wa's films, this should be good.
  • ari smulders
    very very interested because of Gyllenhaal, never seen a bad movie of him. Looks awesome...
  • shiboleth
    Man, you gotta love JG. Seriously, he's one of few American actors lately worth attention... And some reward for his work is coming too late ...
    • SallySpider
      one of the few? oh ok
      • shiboleth
        well, since it's one of the few there's no need mentioning too many of them, right?
  • cabo
    how the fuck does 50 cent keep getting acting jobs ... his agent must be amazing ... ROC
    • Antonio
      Comment of the year ^^^^ haha
  • IamSlave
    I'll watch any movie with Gyllenhaal. This looks pretty damn good is just a bonus.
  • Guest
    One of the best workers in La La Land.
  • PikeyOneil
    Ummm.....50 cent and Rita Ora.....they really packed this film with solid actors ;( What a joke...........I'll pass.
  • mooreworthy
    Who's laughing now!
    Damn! He got huge for this film. I am always down to see a boxing film. Shame about the spoilers, though.
  • grimjob
    Dig it. Looks like a heavy watch.
  • NathanDewey
    Awesome. The 'villain' kinda looks like Anthony Pettis. Expecting some good stuff here. Just hope the fighting is shot well. Looks like they're doing the same hard camera set up like actual boxing fights which is good. Hope they use that perspective frequently with long takes for realism. I enjoy Fuqua's directing style. That plus Gyllenhaul, the boxing premise, and Rachel McAdams has me invested.
  • John Doe
    Hmm, gotta check this one out. With me being a big boxing fan and all. And I do kinda like Gyllenhaal and Fuqua.
  • Jake's looking way too chubby, can't buy it. He looks properly scary in some of the shots, which is good.
  • Blake
    I hope this is awesome! I have faith in those involved and I have wanted a good fight oriented movie ever since Warrior.
  • Mark Brackney
    Whoo! Kurt Sutter! Hopefully it will be good.




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