We recently got a brief look at Jake Gyllenhaal in action as boxing champion Billy Hope, but now it’s time to check out a quieter moment from Antoine Fuqua‘s Southpaw. The Weinstein Company just unveiled a brand new clip featuring Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams having a discussion about the long term repercussions that being in the ring could have on their family. It’s definitely a bit of a comedown from the previously released promotional material and I find that mirror shot a bit distracting as well, but that’s really just nitpicking. Ever since that second trailer hit, I’ve had sky high hopes that Fuqua and Gyllenhaal could have a big winner on their hands here.
You can check out the latest Southpaw clip for yourself below. The film hits theaters on July 24th and also stars Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, Rachel McAdams, Clare Foley, Miguel Gomez, Victor Ortiz, Rita Ora and Naomie Harris.
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.