SOUTHPAW Clip: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Intense for Antoine Fuqua’s Gritty Boxing Drama

     June 15, 2015


The Weinstein Company has released a new Southpaw clip for Antoine Fuqua‘s (Training Day) boxing drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a championship boxer who must prove himself as a father and fight his way back to the top after he loses custody of his daughter in the wake of a personal tragedy.

Unlike the first trailer, which essentially revealed the major narrative beats for the entire movie, the new Southpaw clip does a pretty great job of teasing the both the action-oriented and emotional intensity of the film without giving away the whole story. Gyllenhaal is at the top of his game right now, knocking out one breathtaking performance after the next, and I’m genuinely excited for every film he has on the docket to see what fantastic characters he creates next.

From a script by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy), Southpaw also stars Forest Whitaker, 50 CentRachel McAdams, Clare Foley, Miguel Gomez, Victor Ortiz, Rita Ora, and Naomie Harris, and arrives in theaters Just 24th. Check out the new clip below:

Here’s the official Southpaw synopsis:

From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy ) and Richard Wenk (THE MECHANIC), SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.


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