Antoine Fuqua has been one of our all-time favorite directors ever since “Training Day” and now he has joined forces with writers Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) and Richard Wenk (The Mechanic) for a gritty, intense tale called, “Southpaw.”
“Southpaw” tells the story of Billy “The Great” Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. When tragedy strikes and he loses it all, Billy enters the battle of his life as he struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves.
Gyllenhaal’s transformation in this film is the stuff that the Academy loves so don[‘t be surprised if this one stays on everyone’s radar for some time. SOUTHPAW stars Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz. In theaters July 2015.