The first trailer has been released for Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming boxing drama “Southpaw”. A muscled up and waxed down Jake Gyllenhaal takes on the role of Billy ‘The Great’ Hope, the Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. After the tragic death of his wife, he enters the battle of his life as he struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves.
The Weinstein Company has now released the first trailer for the film which also stars Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams and Naomie Harris. Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Richard Wenk (“The Mechanic”) penned the script. The film itself is slated to open July 31st.