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First Look: Unrecognizable Jake Gyllenhaal in Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Southpaw’

First Look: Unrecognizable Jake Gyllenhaal in Antoine Fuqua's 'Southpaw'

Physical transformation is the new normal in the movies these days, from Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey to Bradley Cooper (see “American Sniper”).

The latest is Jake Gyllenhaal, who dropped 30 pounds by eating next to nothing and running 15 miles to the locations for Indie-Spirit nominated “Nightcrawler,” and then built up 15 pounds of extra muscle working out six hours a day for six months for “Southpaw,” which the Weinstein Co. teased at Cannes last May. A first image has surfaced on Deadline for the Antoine Fuqua film about Junior Middleweight Champion Billy “The Great” Hope, which comes out in 2015. Written by Kurt Sutter, the film also stars Rachel McAdams and Rita Ora.

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