OK, so Southpaw, from fight, but it still looks amazing! And it might be the best fight movie since Rocky. Something has to be said about a movie when the trailer literally gives you goosebumps. Watch it, and I hope you feel as riveted about the movie as I do.Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) and writers Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) and Richard Wenk (The Equalizer), might be more drama than
Billy “The Great” Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion with a beautiful family, home and financial security until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. His days now an endless haze of alcohol and prescription drugs, his daughter taken by Child Services and his home repossessed by the bank, Billy’s fate is all but sealed until a washed up former boxer named Tick (Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker) agrees to take the bereaved pugilist under his wing so long as he agrees to his strict ethos. Now, as he works to regain custody of his daughter and mounts a professional comeback, Billy must face his demons head-on as he learns that, sometimes, your greatest opponent can be yourself.
Southpaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and boxer-turned-actor Victor Ortiz. The movie will be released by The Weinstein Company on July 31st.
As a side note, rapper Eminem was going to play the lead, but dropped out. However, he is writing music for the movie, which can be heard in the trailer.
Rock Hard \m/