The first trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw certainly made the film seem worthy of entering the halls of great boxing dramas, even if the extended look felt like it was giving away 80% of the movie. A new trailer is a trimmed-down, sixty-second version that hits the major beats while punching up the intensity of Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as boxer Billy Hope. The tone of this cut is also not quite as heavy handed with screenwriter Kurt Sutter’s doom and gloom, opting instead for quick jumps from one emotional gut-shot to the next as Billy tries to climb the ranks toward self-respect, redemption in the eyes of his daughter, and a shot at the title.
Also starring Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, and Rachel McAdams, Southpaw opens Just 24th. Check out the second trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Southpaw:
From director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and writers Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY) and Richard Wenk (THE MECHANIC) comes SOUTHPAW – 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. 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.