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The hard-hitting trailers for Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama “Southpaw” have been teasing the brutal and emotional action to come inside the ring, but a new clip courtesy of The Weinstein Company is bringing the real heart of the drama to the forefront.
“Southpaw” stars Jake 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 struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves the most. Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Victor Ortiz also star.
The clip above showcases a tender moment between Billy and his wife, Maureen (McAdams), as she urges Billy to put his family first and take some time away from the sport he loves. The film’s marketing has already given away McAdams’ fate in the film, but the scene proves she’ll be capably carrying much of the dramatic weight regardless of her screen time.
“Southpaw” hits theaters July 24.