READ MORE: First Look: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Ripped In Boxing Pic ‘Southpaw’
Thanks to tremendous work in films like “Prisoners,” “Enemy” and last year’s “Nightcrawler,” Jake Gyllenhaal has become one of the more reliable dramatic actors currently working in Hollywood. After hitting a career peak in the shoes of Lou Bloom, Gyllenhaal has a handful of intriguing projects lined up for 2015, including adventure-drama “Everest,” Jean-Marc Vallée relationship drama “Demolition” and gritty boxing drama “Southpaw,” the latter of which just premiered a bruised and bloody trailer.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”) and co-written by Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”), “Southpaw” stars Gyllenhaal as Billy “The Great” Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. When a family tragedy strikes and he loses custody of his daughter, Billy enters the battle of his life as he struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves. Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz also star.
The intense trailer above guarantees yet another highly physical performance from Gyllenhaal both inside and outside of the ring. The Weinstein Company will release “Southpaw” on July 31.